Morning Briefing: Can The Mets Turn It Around?

Good Morning Mets Fans. The New York Mets (30-36) look to turn things around against the first place Washington Nationals (41-26) tonight as they send Seth Lugo (1-0, 1.29 ERA) to the mound. The Nats will counter with Stephen Strasburg (7-2, 3.27 ERA).

Today’s game is scheduled to begin at 4:10 PM ET and can be seen on WPIX as well as heard on 710 WOR.

LATEST METS NEWS

Steven Matz went seven innings while allowing four runs on eight hits. He struggled with the long ball, allowing three on the night. The offense could not solve Max Scherzer in what was another disappointing loss. Read more from Zach Braziller in the NY Post.

Peter Botte of the NYDN states that Terry Collins‘ optimism can only take the Mets so far.

Joe Giglio of the NJ.com reports on the Mets’ plan for Yoenis Cespedes moving forward.

NL EAST RUMBLINGS

Edwin Jackson has signed a minor league deal with the Nationals, read more in the Washington Post.

Mitchell Gladstone of CSN Philly reports on Ty Kelly‘s night to remember against Red Sox ace, Chris Sale.

Clark Spencer reflects on the time Dan Marino was drafted ahead of Don Mattingly in the Miami Herald.

David O’Brien of theAJC.com advises that Bartolo Colon will rejoin the Braves rotation this coming week.

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Stephen Gilbert takes a look at the Mets’ first round draft pick, David Peterson.

THIS DAY IN METS HISTORY

On this day in 2009, Jerry Manuel replaced Willie Randolph as manager of the Metropolitans.

Former Met, Brian Ostrosser turns 68 today.

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