Morning Briefing: Mets Hope For Series Win in Cincinnati

The Mets will look to win the series against the Cincinnati Reds and will send Jacob deGrom to the mound to face off against Robert Stephenson.

Last night, Rafael Montero had, without a doubt, his best start of his career. He got through eight innings and allowed only a hit. However, Terry Collins let him trot out for the ninth and he struggled as he allowed two hits. That prompted Collins to put A.J. Ramos to finish the game after intentionally walking Joey Votto, and he struck out the last two batters. Montero’s final line read as 8 1/3 IP, 3 hits, eight strikeouts, and four walks.

Offensively, the Mets only recorded five hits, which were highlighted by RBI doubles by Wilmer Flores and Kevin Plawecki in the first inning.

Latest Mets News 

The Mets will not be playing on Friday as they will have start their series with the Houston Astros on Saturday in a double-header at Minute Maid Park.

Noah Syndergaard is expected to throw one inning for the GCL Mets on Saturday as well.

Amed Rosario was named PCL Rookie of the Year yesterday.

Latest NL East News 

Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports that Bryce Harper is a long ways away from running.

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald highlights some players that might be called up when rosters expand on Friday.

David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution talks about the surprise Brandon Phillips received after recording his 2,000th hits yesterday.

Matt Gelb of Philly.com talks about the Phillies losses today, in which Jerad Eickhoff left the game early with an injury.

Latest MMO

John Sheridan writes about his belief that Wilmer Flores is not the solution to the Mets third base problems.

This Day in Mets History

1969: Tom Seaver shuts out the Giants to get his 19th victory of the season to tie Jerry Koosman’s record.

1973: Felix Millan records his 127th single of the season to set a team record.

1977: The Mets trade Jerry Grote to the Los Angeles Dodgers for two players-to-be-named-later(Dan Smith and Randy Rodgers).

Birthdays: Ramon Ramirez turns 36, Hideo Nomo and Pat Howell turn 49, Claudell Washington turns 63, and Tracy Stallard turns 80.

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