Morning Briefing: Mets Look To Stay Hot Against Cubs

Good Morning Mets Fans. The New York Mets (29-33) look to stay hot as they continue their series against the Chicago Cubs (31-32). Zack Wheeler (3-3, 3.45 ERA) will take the ball for New York and will be opposed by Jon Lester (3-4, 4.13 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

Jacob deGrom rebounded in a big way in Monday’s 6-1 victory over the Cubs. The deGrominator pitched a complete game while allowing just one run on five hits, picking up his fifth victory of the season. Read more from Zach Braziller in the NY Post.

As good as things were last night, the Mets received some potentially bad news as Yoenis Cespedes exited Monday’s game early with what was being called a sore left heel. Read more from Laura Albanese in Newsday.

The Mets selected Oregon LHP David Peterson with their first round pick in the MLB Draft. Read more here.

NL EAST RUMBLINGS

The Nationals bullpen struggles continue as reported on by Jorge Castilo in the Washington Post.

Corey Seidman of CSN Philly breaks down the Phillies’ draft choices and a trend they follow.

David O’Brien of theAJC.com believes Matt Kemp should be an All-Star.

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald writes on the Miami Marlins drafting Alex Rodriguez‘s nephew, Joe Dunand.

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THIS DAY IN METS HISTORY

On this day in 1976, the Mets sweep their first doubleheader after failing to do so in 17 tries as they took two from San Francisco.

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