Morning Briefing: Mets Hope To Salvage One Against Nationals

Good Morning Mets Fans. The New York Mets (30-37) look to salvage a game today against the first place Washington Nationals (42-26) as they send Jacob deGrom (5-3, 4.33 ERA) to the mound. The Nats will counter with Joe Ross (3-2, 6.39 ERA).

Today’s game is scheduled to begin at 1:10 PM ET and can be seen on WPIX as well as heard on 710 WOR.

LATEST METS NEWS

The Nationals continued their onslaught against the Metropolitans on Saturday, defeating them by a score of 7-4. Joel Sherman of the NY Post believes this may have been the knockout blow to the Mets’ season.

After a big game that included a home run for Yoenis Cespedes, the Mets will continue to follow their plan and give him his scheduled off day today as they scramble to salvage one game in this four-game set. Read more from Daniel Popper in the NYDN.

Neil Best of Newsday looks at what happened to the Mets and Nationals rivalry as it has been largely one sided in 2017.

NL EAST RUMBLINGS

Jorge Castilo of the Washington Post reports that reliever, Shawn Kelley is dealing with neck tightness.

Michael Cunningham of theAJC.com advises that newly signed prospect, Drew Water is ready to get at it.

George Richards of the Miami Herald looks at some past Marlins All-Star memories.

Corey Seidman of CSN Philly writes on the future of the Phillies.

RECENTLY ON MMO

Logan Barer advises that the time could not be worse for Michael Conforto to slump.

THIS DAY IN METS HISTORY

On this day in 1988, Kevin McReynolds ties a Major League record with his 21st consecutive stolen base.

Mets born on this day; Ben Johnson (38), Felix Heredia (42), Sandy Alomar (51) and Dave Schneck (68).

 

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