Morning Briefing: Wheeler Looks To Keep The Good Times Rolling

Good Morning Mets fans. The New York Mets (37-42) will take on the Philadelphia Phillies (26-52) at 4:10 this afternoon.

Zack Wheeler takes the ball for the Mets in his first start back since landing on the disabled list, and Jeremy Hellickson will start for the Phillies.

Last night, the Mets won a close game 2-1 behind ace Jacob deGrom.

DeGrom was simply brilliant over seven innings. He had his nasty stuff and faced off against a weak lineup which allowed him to carry a no-hitter into the fifth inning with two outs.

After a allowing a triple (which Curtis Granderson lost in Citi Field’s lights) and a subsequent run-scoring single, deGrom settled in and took care of the sixth and seventh.

Paul Sewald worked out of an inherited jam in the eighth and Addison Reed came in and closed the door for the game.

Latest Mets News

David Wright is still weeks away from resuming baseball activities according to Mets general manager Sandy Alderson.

Neil Walker will begin rehab games soon and Jeurys Familia is set to start throwing. according to Terry Collins.

Collins said Michael Conforto‘s newest medical report showed he does not have a broken bone but can still not swing. The outfielder, who has missed several consecutive games, could see a DL stint soon.

Latest NL East News

Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post has the full story of Trea Turner‘s broken wrist.

Mark Bowman of MLB.com has quotes from the GM and manager about the DFA’d Bartolo Colon.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald has the latest on the Marlins sale.

Matt Gelb of Philly.com writes about Phillies prospect and new outfielder, Nick Williams.

Latest on MMO

Mike Mayer reports the Mets willingness to trade Lucas Duda to the Yankees.

Connor O’Brien values the Mets trade chips.

Jacob Resnick provides his in-depth weekly recap on the minors.

This Day in Mets History 

1993: Dwight Gooden hits his seventh career homer, setting the franchise mark for home runs by a pitcher.

Birthdays: Craig Anderson turns 79 years old today.

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I became a Mets fan in the 2008 season. Since the Alderson regime, I've embraced saber-metrics and advanced stats to back up my eye tests. I study computer science at Stony Brook