Morning Briefing: Mets Snap Skid; Syndergaard Seeks Series Win

Good Morning Mets Fans. The New York Metropolitans (8-7) will look to take the series against Philadelphia (5-9) tonight as they send their ace, Noah Syndergaard to the mound to take on Aaron Nola.

Tonight’s game is scheduled for a 7:10 PM ET start and can be seen on SNY as well as heard on 710 WOR.

LATEST METS NEWS

Yesterday, Robert Gsellman put forth his best outing of the young season as he pitched a career-high tying seven innings while allowing three runs on six hits. He walked one on the day as he struck out seven and took the no-decision. A great step for Gsellman who had struggled in his previous outings. The big key to his success came in the return of his sinker in the team’s 5-4 victory on Wednesday night. Read more from Brian Lewis in the NY Post.

The King of Queens though on Wednesday was none other than Jay Bruce. The man continues to crush it in 2017 as he hit two homers and knocked in all five runs for the team on the night. It was the sixth time in Bruce’s career where he recorded five RBI in a single game.The last time Bruce had five RBI in a game was April 7, 2016 vs. the Phillies as a member of the Reds. Read more from John Healy in the NYDN.

Both Lucas Duda and Travis d’Arnaud left Wednesday’s game early due to injury in the top of the fifth inning. The team announced Duda exited the game due to a hyperextended left elbow after a collision at first base. While the team’s catcher suffered a right wrist contusion when he hit a bat while throwing down to second base. Read more from Matt Stypulkoski on NJ.com.

NL EAST RUMBLINGS

The Washington Nationals have removed Blake Treinen as the team’s closer. Read more from Jorge Castillo in the Washington Post.

Matt Gelb of Philly.com examines Odubel Herrera‘s approach at the plate.

Freddie Freeman broke an Atlanta Braves franchise record on Wednesday. Read more from David O’Brien on theAJC.com.

Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush have joined forces in an attempt to purchase the Miami Marlins. Read more from Craig Davis in the Sun-Sentinel.

RECENTLY ON MMO

Breanna Susa compares the 2006 team to the current one and if the offense of days past would take out the current crop of power pitching.

Over at MetsMinors.net, Dilip Sridhar takes a look at Gavin Cecchini‘s hot start to 2017.

THIS DAY IN METS HISTORY

On this day in 1967, Tom Seaver earns his first Major League victory as the Mets defeated the Chicago Cubs by a score of 6-1.

Mets players born on this day include, Sean Green (38), Jason Roach (41) and Masato Yoshii (52).

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