Morning Briefing: Mets Take Another Off Day After Late Win

Good Morning Mets Fans. The New York Mets (25-32) receive another off day today as they travel to Atlanta to begin a weekend series.

LATEST METS NEWS

Zack Wheeler provided another strong start on Wednesday night, pitching seven strong innings while allowing just one run on six hits as he struck out five. He received a no-decision in the team’s 4-3 victory over the Rangers. Read more from Sam Butler on MLB.com.

Mike Puma of the NY Post reports that Neil Walker was forced to miss Wednesday’s game due to knee stiffness.

Quality pitching has been a big issue for the Metropolitans this season. Kristie Ackert of the NYDN writes on the organization realizing expectations may have been too rich for this rotation.

NL EAST RUMBLINGS

Neil Greenberg break down Bryce Harper‘s current slump in the Washington Post.

Lane Adams of the Atlanta Braves had a day of double duty, spending time at both the minor and major league level. Read more from David O’Brien on theAJC.com.

Dan Straily of the Miami Marlins reflects on his time in the Cubs organization. Read more from Tim Healey in the Sun-Sentinel.

Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly takes a health check on the hurting Phillies.

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THIS DAY IN METS HISTORY

On this day in 1977, Bud Harrelson collects his 1,000th hit.

Mets players born today; Dave Mlicki (49), John Gibbons (55) and Joe Grzenda (80).

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