Morning Briefing: Cespedes Bleeds Mets Blue as Lugo Tries to Secure Split

The Mets will try to secure a split of this four-game series with St. Louis Cardinals tomorrow as they will send Seth Lugo to the mound to face Lance Lynn. The game starts at 12:10 P.M. on SNY.

Last night, the Mets won 7-3 against the St. Louis Cardinals last night. The Mets offense, in a collective effort, had 13 hits in which everyone in the starting lineup had at least one. Jacob deGrom pitched 6 2/3 innings, allowing only one run.

Latest Mets News

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Mets might be willing to kick in cash to get a better prospect return in trades.

Rosenthal also reported that the Mets prefer to trade Curtis Granderson over Jay Bruce and might even extend a qualifying offer to him in the off-season. The four outfielders, including Cespedes and Conforto, will be in a time share until the MLB trade deadline. Both posts can be seen on his Facebook page.

Neil Walker will start a rehab assignment this weekend with the hopes of him returning to the lineup next week in San Diego, according to Terry Collins.

Marc Carig reports that Asdrubal Cabrera, in a turn of events, is now willing to play third base.

Joe Giglio reports that the Red Sox have scouted a few Mets infielders.

Howie Kussoy of the New York Post writes about Curtis Granderson and his thoughts on potential retirement.

Yoenis Cespedes dyed his hair blue before last night’s game.

Latest NL East News

Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post debates how important it really is for the Nationals to remake their bullpen before the deadline with relievers that have postseason experience.

Jeff Todd of MLB Trade Rumors writes that the Braves are likely going to keep Matt Adams through the trade deadline.

Bill Baer of NBC Sports writes about Giancarlo Stanton dig at the Marlins after losing to the Phillies yesterday.

Patrick Pinak of writes that Howie Kendrick will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Reading today.

Latest on MMO

Matthew Brownstein interviewed former Met catcher Paul Lo Duca.

Sue Kollinsky believes it is time to look towards the 2018 season.

Logan Barer talks about the Red Sox interest in some of the Mets infielders.

Rob Piersall writes about how the Mets have slid deeper into irrelevance.

This Day in Mets History

1969: The Mets went into the All-Star break 53-39, which put them four and 1/2 games behind the Cubs.

1971: Ed Kranepool becomes the franchise home run leader with his 70th career homer.

Birthdays: Ty Kelly turns 29.



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