Morning Briefing: Wright Resumes Baseball Activities, Edgin Cleared Waivers

The Mets will try to win the series against the Colorado Rockies and will send the Rafael Montero to the mound to face German Marquez. The game starts at 3:10 P.M. and will be aired on SNY.

Last night, the Mets got off to a rocky start as Chris Flexen imploded in the third inning and allowed five runs to put the Mets down 5-0 early. Flexen lasted only the three innings.

The Mets started a comeback in the fourth and fifth to make the game 5-4 which included Jay Bruce‘s 29th home run of the season. Amed Rosario also recorded his first triple on a ball a fan interfered on as well as his first Mets RBI.

They took over in the sixth though and would score six runs with a Curtis Granderson three-run homer being the highlight of the inning to give the Mets a 10-5 lead.

The Mets bullpen pitched six scoreless innings split between Chasen Bradford (who got the win), Fernando Salas, Paul Sewald, and AJ Ramos to secure the victory.

Latest Mets News

John Ricco announced that David Wright resumed baseball activities yesterday in Port St. Lucie. He did not offer any timetable for his return to the Mets, however.

Jeurys Familia threw a bullpen session yesterday for the first time since going on the DL in May.

Josh Edgin, who was DFA’d on Saturday, cleared waivers last night.

Yu Darvish is slated to make his Los Angeles Dodgers debut at Citi Field on tomorrow against Jacob deGrom.

David Peterson is set to make his professional baseball debut on tomorrow as well for the Brooklyn Cyclones.

Latest NL East News 

Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post writes about the Nationals decision to option Erick Fedde along with Sammy Solis to make room for A.J. Cole and the newly acquired Brandon Kintzler.

Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal- Constitution talks about Ozzie Albies‘ debut on Tuesday.

Patrick Pinak of MLB.com says that J.T. Riddle will miss the rest of the season because of shoulder surgery while also mentioning three Marlins currently on the DL and where they are in their rehab.

The Philadelphia Phillies have decided to no longer induct Pete Rose into the “Wall of Fame” in light of the recent allegations that have surfaced, according to the USA Today.

Latest on MMO

Logan Barer examines the late interest that emerged at the trade deadline in Neil Walker.

Barer also talks about the Fifth Disability Dream and Do Event hosted by the Binghamton Rumble Ponies last Saturday.

William Botchway opines that their is no need to panic about the Mets lack of activity at the trade deadline.

This Day in Mets History

1976: Ed Kranepool becomes the first Met to hit 100 home runs in a career.

1983: George Foster records his 1,000th career RBI on a double that scores Mookie Wilson.

2015: The Mets take back first place from the Nationals after beating the Miami Marlins following a sweep of the Nationals the day prior.

Birthdays: Kevin Elster turns 53 and Mackey Sasser turns 55.

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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