Morning Briefing: Mets Get Needed Day Off After Miami Sweep

The Mets have a much needed day off before heading home to start a three-game series with the Washington Nationals.

Yesterday, the Mets lost 9-2 to the Miami Marlins to complete the sweep. Rafael Montero started the game and did not fare well at all. He allowed five runs in his four innings of work, along with seven hits and two walks. He only managed to record two strikeouts in that time.

The bullpen fared well after that, outside of Erik Goeddel‘s dreadful performance in his return in which he allowed four runs in 1/3 of an inning.

Offensively, the Mets only scored two runs on a Brandon Nimmo homer and Travis d’Arnaud pinch-hit RBI single. Kevin Plawecki and Philip Evans also recorded two hits each.

Latest Mets News:

Amed Rosario is hoping to return to the lineup on Friday after missing the last few games with a stomach illness.

Terry Collins is hoping to give Jeurys Familia at least one save opportunity before the season is over.

Noah Syndergaard will be re-evaluated Friday with the hopes of him being able to appear in a game before the season is over.

Latest NL East News:

Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post writes about a couple of milestones that were reached by Ryan Zimmerman and Trea Turner.

Giancarlo Stanton hit his 56th homer of the season off of Erik Goeddel in yesterday’s game.

David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Matt Kemp might not return again this season.

Matt Gelb of Philly.com talks about the two-week tenure of top prospect J.P. Crawford.

Latest on MMO

Logan Barer talks about the new record in home runs set by MLB this season.

Barer also touches on the dark days of Matt Harvey‘s tenure of late.

This Day in Mets History

1969: The Mets reduce the magic number for the NL East title to four games.

2001: Mike Piazza hits a game-winning homer in the eighth inning of the first sporting event in New York after the 9/11 attacks.

Birthdays: Antonio Bastardo turns 32, Joaquin Arias turns 33, Greg Burke turns 35, Scott Rice turns 36, and D.J. Dozier turns 52.

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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