Morning Briefing: Mets And Matz Look To Avoid Sweep

Good Morning Mets Fans. The New York Mets (31-40) look to avoid the sweep against the Los Angeles Dodgers (47-26)  tonight as they send Steven Matz (1-1, 3.21 ERA) to the mound. The Dodgers will counter with Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-6, 4.35 ERA).

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

LATEST METS NEWS

After another debilitating loss, the frustration is starting to show on the field as Wilmer Flores and a few Mets took great issue with the showboating Yasiel Puig after an obnoxiously slow home run trot in Wednesday’s 8-2 loss. The season is seemingly in full tailspin mode as the Mets are being manhandled in Los Angeles. Read more from Mike Puma in the NY Post.

Although the pitching staff has seemingly been in shambles this season, General Manager Sandy Alderson has provided a vote of confidence to pitching coach Dan Warthen. Read more from Marc Carig in Newsday.

John Harper of the NYDN believes it is time for the Mets to push the reset button on a seemingly lost-cause season.

Zack Wheeler was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right biceps tendinitis. Read more from Abbey Mastracco on NJ.com.

NL EAST RUMBLINGS

Max Scherzer was on the cusp of his third no-hitter on Wednesday but lost it in the eighth inning. Read more from Chelsea Janes in the Washington Post.

David O’Brien of theAJC.com speaks with Braves manager, Brian Snitker over lineup possibilities with Freddie Freeman soon retuning.

The Miami Herald lists all the ways you can obtain All-Star game tickets to this years summer classic.

Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly takes a look at Phillies prospect, Adam Haseley.

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THIS DAY IN METS HISTORY

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Mets players born on this day; Darrell Ceciliani (27), Willie Harris (39) and Ron Hodges (68).

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