Morning Briefing: Mets Finish Strong at Citi as Changes Loom

The Mets have are off today before heading to Philadelphia for their final series of the season on Friday.

Last night, the Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves 7-1 in their final home game of the season. Robert Gsellman started for the Mets and pitched six innings while only allowing one run and striking out four batters.

On the offensive side, the Mets only recorded seven hits, but Dominic Smith had a big one as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning with a three-run shot. Travis d’Arnaud also recorded three RBIs in the game while Jose Reyes was the only player on the team with a multi-hit game.

Latest Mets News 

It was reported yesterday that the Mets are not likely to retain pitching coach Dan Warthen for next season.

Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom both said that it would be in the Mets best interest to retain Warthen as pitching coach.

Latest NL East News 

Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports that Brian Goodwin is on track to be ready for the NLDS.

Clark Spencer and Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald write about the MLB approval of the Miami Marlins sale to Derek Jeter and Bruce Sherman.

David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution talks about Nick Markakis‘ absence from the team.

Matt Gelb of Philly.com explains Jerad Eickhoff‘s approach heading into next season.

In MLB news, Giants pitcher Matt Cain announced that this will be his final season. Cain is infamous among Mets fans for being the man who hit David Wright in the head with a fastball.

Latest on MMO

Logan Barer writes about the groove Josh Smoker has gotten into to finish out the season.

Chris Gaine mentions two candidates that he believes would be poor choices for the Mets next manager.

This Day in Mets History

1966: The Mets turn a triple-play for only the fourth time in history at this point.

1983: Ron Darling earns his first MLB win against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

2006: Carlos Beltran hits his 41st homer of the season to tie Todd Hundley‘s franchise record.

2008: The Mets played their final game at Shea Stadium and lose 4-2 to the then Florida Marlins to get eliminated from playoff contention.

Birthdays: Mike DeJean turns 47 and Ronn Reynolds turns 59.

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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