Morning Briefing: Has The Cavalry Finally Arrived?

Good Morning Mets Fans. The New York Mets (27-33) complete their series against the Atlanta Braves (27-34) this afternoon. Seth Lugo will make his season debut for New York and will be opposed by Jaime Garcia (2-4, 3.21 ERA).

Today’s game is scheduled to begin at 1:35 PM ET and can be seen on SNY as well as heard on 710 WOR.

LATEST METS NEWS

The Mets received two great pitching performances in their doubleheader sweep of the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. Robert Gsellman and Steven Matz both dazzled in helping their team to two much needed wins. Read more on just how masterful Matz was in his season debut from Mike Puma in the NY Post.

Yoenis Cespedes also made a grand return to the team, smashing a grand slam in his first game back from the disabled list. Read more from Abbey Mastracco on NJ.com.

Wilmer Flores continues to show why he belongs in the every day starting lineup as he went 6-for-9 with two doubles and a triple in Saturday’s doubleheader. Read more from Marc Carig in Newsday.

As Asdrubal Cabrera‘s poor defense continues to be shown on the field with two more errors, Mets Twitter was in full force begging Amed Rosario to make his way down to Atlanta. Read more from Kristie Ackert in the NYDN.

NL EAST RUMBLINGS

David O’Brien of theAJC.com spoke with Sean Newcomb on his impressive MLB debut on Saturday.

Koda Glover and Ryan Zimmerman are both dealing with back issues for the Nationals. Read more from Jorge Castilo in the Washington Post.

Dave Hyde takes a look at what may happen if Jeffrey Loria does not sell the Marlins in the Sun-Sentinel.

Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly reports that second baseman, Cesar Hernandez is likely headed to the disabled list.

RECENTLY ON MMO

John Sheridan writes on how Dansby Swanson punctuates the Mets’ need for Amed Rosario.

THIS DAY IN METS HISTORY

On this day in 1980, Mike Jorgensen hits a two-out grand slam in the 10th inning to help the Mets defeat Los Angeles by a score of 6-2.

Mets players born on this day; Jose Reyes (34) and Frank Thomas (88).

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