Morning Briefing: Syndergaard Looks To Salvage Series

Good Morning Mets Fans. Noah Syndergaard and the Metropolitans (2-3) will look to salvage the final game of the three-game set against the Miami Marlins (3-2) today. Thor will be opposed by Edinson Volquez as he looks to pick up his first win of the season after an impressive opening day performance that was cut short due to a blister on his right middle finger.

Today’s game will be on ESPN with first pitch scheduled for 8:00 PM ET and can also be heard on 710 WOR.

LATEST METS NEWS

Yesterday, Robert Gsellman had an up and down day, tossing five innings while allowing three runs on six hits. He struck out seven in the game while walking two in his first start of the season, taking the loss. Gsellman struggled at times but was able to still guide the team through five innings, keeping the game within reach as he departed. Read more from John Harper in the NYDN.

The Mets offense continued their early season struggles in Saturday night’s 8-1 loss to Miami. The team as a whole struck out 13 times in the game. Neil Walker led the way with four strikeouts, it was the first time in his career he struck out four times in one game. Read more from Fred Kerber in the NY Post.

Paul Sewald made his Major League debut in Saturday’s game and things did not go as planned for the rookie. He retired just one batter while allowing two runs on three hits in his first taste of the majors. Surely though we will see better things from the promising reliever who had a great spring. Brian Deakyne of NJ.com writes on how Sewald found out he was being promoted.

NL EAST RUMBLINGS

Trea Turner of the Washington Nationals left Saturday night’s game with a right hamstring injury. Read more from Chelsea Janes in the Washington Post.

Atlanta Braves legend and lore of much Mets fan hatred, “Larry” Chipper Jones spoke with Mark Simon of ESPN as he reflected on his career and spoke of his recently released autobiography.

The Philadelphia Phillies offense exploded for a 17-3 victory over the Nationals on Saturday. They scored 12 runs in the first inning, a club record for the team. Read more from Jim Salisbury on CSNPhilly.com.

The Miami Marlins have been pleased with the offensive versatility that catcher J.T. Realmuto has shown early this season. Read more from Tim Healey in the Sun-Sentinel.

RECENTLY ON MMO

Breanna Susa writes on Matt Harvey‘s return to the mound from this past week.

John Flanigan advises that top prospects, Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith are amongst the youngest in Triple-A.

THIS DAY IN METS HISTORY

On this day in 1987, Gary Carter collected his 1,000th career RBI in the Mets’ 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Mets players born on this day include, Eric Campbell (30), Graeme Lloyd (50) and Jerry Hinsley (72).

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