Morning Briefing: Yanks Chipping Away At Series Deficit

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Tonight, the Dodgers are in Chicago for Game 3 of the NLCS and will look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead. The Astros will continue their series against the Yankees and will look to go up 3-1.

The Yankees jumped out to an early 3-0 lead Monday thanks to a Yankee Stadium home run in which Todd Frazier was the beneficiary. C.C. Sabathia shut the Astros offense down after that. The Bombers ended up using a heard of relievers despite the big lead, but came away with the victory regardless.

Latest Mets News

Mickey Callaway will interview Wednesday for the Mets managerial position according to Mike Puma of the New York Post.

Alex Cora will interview for the job today according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

According to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports, Brad Ausmus and Robin Ventura are not going to be the next managers as the former declined an interview and the latter has a lack of interest.

Kevin Long is the early favorite to replace Terry Collins according to Buster Olney of ESPN.

Latest NL East News

Barry Svrulga of the Washington Post writes about the uncertain future of manager Dusty Baker in Washington.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald discusses the Marlins payroll situation.

David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that the Braves scandal is thickening.

Jim Salisbury of NBC Philly writes about Jorge Velandia as a potential manager for the Phillies.

Latest on MMO

Rob Piersall looks at what hat Carlos Beltran will wear to the hall of fame.

This Day in Mets History

1999: Robin Ventura hits the “Grand Slam Single.” Ventura hits a walk-off grand slam but is mobbed before being able to score.

Birthdays: Rafael Montero turns 27, Mark Johnson turns 50, Rich Folkers turns 71.

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I became a Mets fan in the 2008 season. Since the Alderson regime, I’ve embraced saber-metrics and advanced stats to back up my eye tests. I study computer science at Stony Brook