Morning Briefing: DeGrom Seeks Ninth Straight Victory

Good Morning, Mets fans! This afternoon, the New York Mets will take on the Seattle Mariners at 4:10 p.m. Jacob deGrom will look to continue his personal eight game winning streak against Yovani Gallardo.

Last night, the Mets won 7-5 in Michael Conforto’s homecoming to Seattle. He homered twice, his second in the eighth tied it at five. It was off a lefty and it sparked a three-run inning ending in Neil Walker and Curtis Granderson recording RBI singles with two outs in the inning to take the lead for good. The Mets bullpen did well and Addison Reed got the save.

Latest Mets News

Looks like Sandy Alderson is serious about competing in 2018. Last night, the Mets acquired AJ Ramos from the Miami Marlins for Merandy Gonzalez and Ricardo Cespedes. Merandy is the better prospect of the two heading back in the deal.

T.J. Rivera has a partially torn UCL. He will try and avoid getting Tommy John surgery for it but his 2017 appears to be in jeopardy.

Desmond Lindsay underwent Ulnar Nerve Transposition surgery and will miss the rest of the year. The exciting prospect should be ready for spring training.

Latest NL East News

Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post writes about new acquisition, Howie Kendrick.

According to Jon Heyman, the Braves will keep their star pitcher, Julio Teheran.

Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports on Martin Prado‘s surgery.

Jeremy Hellickson of the Phillies was also dealt last night to the Baltimore Orioles for a pair of prospects.

Latest on MMO

Logan Barer was at the Rumble Ponies game on Thursday and shared his thoughts.

This Day in Mets History

2015: Lucas Duda homers three times, becoming the second player ever to do it at the Polo Grounds, Shea, or Citi Field. This game was more famously remembered for Wilmer Flores tearing up on the field when he found out he might be getting traded.

Birthdays: Félix Mantilla turns 83 today.

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I became a Mets fan in the 2008 season. Since the Alderson regime, I've embraced saber-metrics and advanced stats to back up my eye tests.