Morning Briefing: Much Needed Off Day for Struggling Mets

Good Morning Mets fans! The Mets are off today following a disastrous road trip.

Latest Mets News

Robert Gsellman pitched out of the bullpen on Wednesday and that role could be more recurring for him. He will not pitch this Friday as scheduled and may be skipped next time as well due to off-days in the Mets schedule according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. The righty has struggled this year.

Yoenis Cespedes is inching closer to a return. He is set to begin a rehab assignment tonight and could return as early as next week. Marc Carig of Newsday has more on the Mets star.

Steven Matz and Seth Lugo are set to begin rehab assignments today with the St. Lucie Mets according to Anthony Dicomo of Both are scheduled to throw two innings.

Latest Around the NL East

Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post covers top Nationals pitching prospect, Erick Fedde, moving to the bullpen.

Matt Gelb of chats with former Phillies ace, Cole Hamels.

Joe Frisaro of has the latest on Tom Koehler’s demotion.  

In Case You Missed It 

Mets Daddy takes a look at prospect Michael Paez and his power outburst this season.

David Casillo provides his fix to the bullpen.

This Day in Mets History

1996: Todd Hundley homers from both sides of the plate and drives in seven against the San Francisco Giants.

Birthdays: Nelson Figueroa turns 43 today.


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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