Morning Briefing: Yanks Upset in Cleveland as Nats Avoid Elimination

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The Chicago Cubs will fly back to Washington to play the Nationals in Game 5 of the NLDS and will send Kyle Hendricks to the mound to face Gio Gonzalez. The game starts at 8 p.m. and airs on TBS.

Yesterday, both of the remaining two series resumed play. The Washington Nationals defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-1 highlighted by a Michael Taylor grand-slam in the eighth inning off of Wade Davis. Stephen Strasburg pitched seven shutout innings with 12 strikeouts.

In the second game, the New York Yankees upset the Cleveland Indians in Game 5 of the ALCS and won 5-2. Didi Gregorius led the way for the Yankees with two homers.

Latest Mets News 

Sandy Alderson says he plans to interview “a half-dozen or so” candidates for the manager’s job, according to Mike Puma.

However, one name that is not expected to be among them is John Farrell, who was fired by the Boston Red Sox yesterday.

Latest NL East and MLB News 

Dan Steinburg of the Washington Post writes about the Stephen Strasburg controversy that unfolded in the last 48 hours, while also getting some thoughts from some former players.

Joe Frisaro of MLB.com talks about five achievements made by the Miami Marlins during the 2017 season.

Gabriel Burns of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution discusses Max Fried‘s performance in his Arizona Fall League debut.

Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that the Phillies are interviewing three internal candidates for their manager vacancy this week.

Todd also provides his own thoughts to the report that Japanese phenom Shohei Otani will undergo ankle surgery and how it might affect his plans to play in the U.S. next season.

Latest on MMO

Joe Decaro challenges readers to guess the top 10 Mets all-time in stolen base percentage.

Logan Barer debates which of the 2007 collapse and the 2017 season was worse.

Mets Minors recaps the AFL opening night which included a Tomas Nido home run.

John Flannigan examines Eduardo Nunez and his potential fit with the Mets in 2018.

This Day in Mets History

1969: The Mets win Game 2 of the World Series to tie the series at one game apiece in a combined two-hitter from Jerry Koosman and Ron Taylor.

Birthdays: Sid Fernandez turns 55 and Jose Valentin turns 48.

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