Morning Briefing: Mets Look To Matz After Rough Night

Good Morning Mets Fans. The New York Mets (30-35) look to rebound against the first place Washington Nationals (40-26) tonight as they send Steven Matz (1-0, 1.29 ERA) to the mound. The Nats will counter with Max Scherzer (7-4, 2.36 ERA).

Today’s game is scheduled to begin at 7:10 PM ET and can be seen on SNY as well as heard on 710 WOR.

LATEST METS NEWS

After seemingly heading in the right direction with some momentum, the Mets had the wind taken out of them once again as they struggled against the Nationals in an 8-3 loss. Joel Sherman of the NY Post believes their season is officially spiraling out of control.

It also would not have been a Mets game last night without another injury as Juan Lagares left Thursday’s game with a fractured thumb. Read more from Kristie Ackert in the NYDN.

David Lennon of Newsday states that the time is right to bring up top prospect, Amed Rosario.

NL EAST RUMBLINGS

Neil Greenberg of the Washington Post writes on the Nationals bullpen being one of the worst since 1980.

Jeff Haws of theAJC.com takes a look at where SunTrust Park ranks among the current MLB stadium upgrades.

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports on how the Erie Sailors got the ball rolling for Marlins baseball in 1992.

Mitchell Gladstone of CSN Philly writes on Phillies manager, Pete Mackanin working with what he has on his major league roster.

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Michael Mayer analyzes the great work that Jerry Blevins has provided the Mets out of the pen this year.

THIS DAY IN METS HISTORY

On this day in 1997, the Metropolitans defeat the Yankees by a score of 6-0 in the first ever interleague matchup between the two clubs.

Mets born on this day; Calvin Schiraldi (55) and Bob Rauch (68).

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