Morning Briefing: Mets Hit Braves With Tomahawk Chop

The Mets will look for the series win against the Atlanta Braves on this afternoon as they send Robert Gsellman to the mound against Julio Teheran. The game starts at 1:35 p.m. and will be aired on SNY.

Last night, the Mets bats came alive in their 7-3 victory over the Bravos. Gavin Cecchini notched three hits and drove in two while Dominic Smith and Norichika Aoki both recorded two base knocks. The team as a whole managed to register 11 hits.

Jacob deGrom looked like himself on the mound as he went seven strong innings. Freddie Freeman‘s homer in the sixth inning was his lone blemish. The right-hander’s final line had him going seven innings, one earned run, seven strikeouts, and two walks.

Jeurys Familia pitched a scoreless eighth inning, while AJ Ramos allowed two runs in the ninth, but finished out the game.

Latest Mets News 

Noah Syndergaard will not pitch today against the Braves and instead will face live batters before returning.

Amed Rosario is now ranked the fastest shortstop in baseball according to Statcast. You can read more about it here.

Jacob deGrom moved past Bobby Jones for 10th place in team history in strikeouts among Mets pitchers. He has also reached the most innings he has pitched in a single season with 193 1/3.

Latest NL East News 

Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post examines the positives and negatives that have come out of this weekend’s potential playoff preview with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Dee Gordon scored his 100th and 101st runs of the season last night for the first time in his career. He also recorded his 54th steal of the season.

David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution highlights Lane Adams and five obscure facts about him.

Matt Breen of Philly.com talks about Henderson Alvarez‘s return to the majors in his first MLB start today since May 22, 2015.

Latest on MMO

John Sheridan makes his case for the Mets to hire Alex Rodriguez as the team’s next manager.

Mathew Brownstein catches up with Al Leiter and David Cone for an interview.

Rob Piersall highlights Jason Vargas as a smart choice to add to the team in free agency this off-season.

This Day in Mets History

1975: Rusty Staub sets the new team record for most RBI in a season with 98.

1986: The Mets clinch the NL East in a 4-2 win against the Chicago Cubs.

2001: Baseball returns six days after the Sept. 11 attacks as the Mets play at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

Birthdays: John Franco turns 57.

Let’s go Mets!

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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