Morning Briefing: One More In Philly Before Subway Series!

Chris Flexen will take the mound for the Mets today against the Philadelphia Phillies and Zach Eflin in hopes of securing the series victory.

Last night, the Mets lost 3-1. The offense remained relatively quiet as Yoenis Cespedes hit a home run in the fourth for one of the Mets three hits. One of the other hits was Amed Rosario‘s first career double. Dominic Smith went 0-for-3 in his second MLB game of his career.

Steven Matz pitched for the Mets last night and started off the game with 4 1/3 no-hit innings before allowing a hit to Maikel Franco. He then proceeded to allow two runs that innings to give the Phillies a 2-1 lead. Terry Collins removed Matz from the game after 5 2/3 innings in which he allowed only the two runs, but was only able to record a single strikeout. Erik Goeddel allowed a run in the eighth as well.

Latest Mets News 

Neil Walker was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers last night along with cash in return for a PTBNL. Walker was scratched before Saturday’s contest began.

Matt Harvey started a rehab assignment for the Brooklyn Cyclones last night and went one inning, allowed one run, and walked on batter. He only threw seven of his 18 pitches for a strike and recorded zero strikeouts.

Latest NL East News 

Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports that Stephen Strasburg will begin a rehab assignment on Monday.

Nate Latsch of MLB.com writes about how close Matt Kemp is to returning to the team.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports on the confirmation from David Samson that Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter will be purchasing the Miami Marlins.

E.J. Smith of Philly.com talks about former Phillie Ryan Howard and his attempt to make a comeback after signing a minor-league deal with the Colorado Rockies.

Latest on MMO

Rob Piersall talks about the exciting glimpse of the future we got from the Mets on Friday night.

Viraj Sethi contributed a fan shot to discuss the tenure of Jay Bruce.

This Day in Mets History

1972: Former Mets team President George Weiss dies at the age of 78.

2000: Al Leiter strikes out 12 batters in a 2-0 victory over the Giants.

Birthdays: Hansel Robles turns 27 and Jon Switzer turns 38.

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I am a sophomore at SUNY Cortland majoring in Sport Management. I have been a big Mets fan since 2007 and David Wright has and always will be my favorite player. Also, I do a podcast with one of my friends called Mets on Campus which you can find on theredbeat.com. Follow me on Twitter @JoshFinkMets