Morning Briefing: Mets Welcome In Nats As Injuries Pile Up

Good Morning Mets Fans. The New York Mets (8-8) look to wash away the bad taste of the last week as they welcome in the division rival Washington Nationals (10-5) for a three-game set. Jacob deGrom will take the ball for the team in the opening game and will be opposed by Tanner Roark.

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

LATEST METS NEWS

The box score from last night may not make you believe Noah Syndergaard had a great night, which is true. He still though put forth a decent game and kept his team in the contest in the 6-4 loss to Philadelphia. He pitched seven innings while allowing five runs, only three of which were earned. He struck out 10 batters and walked none as he looked quite dominant at times. It was his sixth career game with 10 or more strikeouts and no walks. That is the most such games (through a pitcher’s first 59 games) in the majors since 1913. Read more from Fred Kerber in the NY Post.

The Mets’ injuries continued to pile on as Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday’s game early due to feeling a “shock” in his left hamstring. The team’s star slugger will be going to get an MRI today and is likely to miss the entire series against division rival Washington. The Mets have already lost Wilmer Flores, Lucas Duda and Travis d’Arnaud to injury this week. It has been a rough few days for the Metropolitans to say the least. Read more from Kristie Ackert in the NYDN.

Jeurys Familia returned to the Mets bullpen last night and labored through a scoreless inning. The closer walked two and struck out two in his return from suspension. Read more from Laura Albanese in Newsday.

NL EAST RUMBLINGS

Rick Snider of the Washington Post believes it is time for the Nationals to show Bryce Harper the money.

Daniel Craig of Philly.com makes a pitch as to why the Phillies should go after Harper.

Mike Ozanian of Forbes.com advises that the price of the Miami Marlins has fallen by $400 million in four months.

The Braves received some reinforcements as Matt Kemp comes off the DL, read more from David O’Brien on theAJC.com.

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THIS DAY IN METS HISTORY

On this day in 1971, Tom Seaver extends his consecutive scoreless streak to 26.2 innings which was a club record at the time.

Mets players born on this day include, Ronny Paulino (36), Jeff Keppinger (37),  Chris Donnels (51), Jesse Orosco (60), Randy Sterling (66) and Greg Harts (67).

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