Good Morning Mets Fans. The New York Mets (30-34) open up a huge four-game set against the first place Washington Nationals (39-26) tonight as they send Robert Gsellman (5-3, 4.95 ERA) to the mound. The Nats will counter with Gio Gonzalez (5-1, 2.91 ERA) in the opening game.
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
The 300th home run of Curtis Granderson‘s Major League career could not have come at a better time, helping to bail out Matt Harvey and propel the Mets to a big 9-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night to take the series. Read more from Howie Kussoy in the NY Post.
Harvey had a rough night, lasting just four innings while allowing four runs on four hits. He complained of arm fatigue after the game as his velocity sat in the mid-to-hight 80’s. Just another concern for the boys from Queens as reported on by Laura Albanese in Newsday.
Neil Walker became the latest position player to leave a game injured after coming up lame when attempting to beat out a bunt for base hit. Walker seemingly injured his left hamstring and gives the latest reason for Mets fans to hope that Amed Rosario finally gets a call to New York. Read more from Kristie Ackert in the NYDN.
NL EAST RUMBLINGS
Corey Seidman of CSN Philly looks at the potential worth of some of the Phillies trade candidates.
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THIS DAY IN METS HISTORY
On this day in 1977, considered one of the darkest days in franchise history, the Mets traded “the franchise,” Tom Seaver to the Cincinnati Reds.
On the bright side, in 1983, the Metropolitans acquired Keith Hernandez on this day from the St. Louis Cardinals.