Morning Briefing: Mets Head West To Open Road Trip

Good Morning Mets Fans. The New York Mets (31-37) head West today to begin a series with the Los Angeles Dodgers (44-26) as they send Zack Wheeler (3-4, 4.48 ERA) to the mound. The Dodgers will counter with Clayton Kershaw (9-2, 2.23 ERA).

Today’s game is scheduled to begin at 10:10 PM ET and can be seen on SNY as well as heard on 710 WOR.


Jacob deGrom gave the Mets exactly what they needed on Sunday to help them salvage a game against the Washington Nationals. Jake pitched eight innings while allowing just one run on three hits and striking out six. He helped himself as well, hitting his first career homer. Read more from Howie Kussoy in the NY Post.

Justin Tasch of the NYDN takes a look at the great job T.J. Rivera has done filling in for the injured Neil Walker after a fantastic performance at the plate on Sunday.

Michael Conforto showed some signs of coming out of that slump in Sunday’s win with a pair of RBI. The Mets need him desperately to turn it around to help get this team back on track. Read more from Roger Rubin in Newsday.


The Nationals have placed Shawn Kelley on the disabled list and recalled A.J. Cole. Read more from Jorge Castillo in the Washington Post.

The Phillies say it is not yet time to call up prospect, Scott Kingery. Read more from Corey Seidman on CSN Philly.

Jim Varsollone reports on some of the features of this year’s All-Star game including the All-Star Youth Classic in the Miami Herald.

David O’Brien of speaks with Jeff Francoeur on the struggles of Dansby Swanson.


Rob Piersall writes on how the Mets have lived and died by the home run this season.


On this day in 1989, Dwight Gooden becomes just the third-youngest pitcher ever to record 100-career victories with a 5-3 victory over San Francisco.

Mets born on this day; Jacob deGrom (29), Logan Verrett (27), Collin McHugh (30), Claudio Vargas (39), Bruce Chen (40), Doug Mientkiewicz (43), Bob Gibson (60), Bob Aspromonte (79) and Larry Miller (80).



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