Morning Briefing: Out of the Gates Hot!

The Mets have kicked off its second half of the season with two exciting wins out of the gate.

New York defeated the Colorado Rockies in dominant fashion on Friday and were back at it again on Saturday.

The Mets went on to win the game 9-3 and will look for the sweep this afternoon.

Latest Mets News:

Brandon Nimmo was cleared to take batting practice by doctors yesterday as he tries to recover from a collapsed lung.

T.J. Rivera has a 10-game hitting streak coming into today’s game.

Jose Reyes stole his 499th base of his career in the second inning last night.

Yoenis Cespedes left last night’s game in the sixth inning after making a slide in left field. He will have his hip examined prior to Sunday’s game.

Latest NL East News:

Charlie Wilmoth of MLBTradeRumors.com writes about how Joe Ross is expected to undergo Tommy John Surgery and how it could affect their trade deadline approach.

Berndt Peterson of wsoctv.com writes about former Braves player Keith Lockhart and how grateful he is that his son is recovering from a life threatening injury.

Mark Townsend of Yahoo! writes about how Derek Jeter’s need for control has complicated his bid to buy the Marlins.

Noriel See of The Christian Post writes about Pat Neshek’s trade interest and who is targeting him.

Latest on MMO

Logan Barer touches upon the recent success Jacob deGrom has had. He also touches on T.J. Rivera’s strong play.

Rob Piersall focuses on the interesting dynamic going on between Amed Rosario and Sandy Alderson as his potential call-up date is still being debated.

This Day in Mets History:

1984: Sid Fernandez gets his first career win in his MLB debut.

1994: John Franco takes Jesse Orosco’s club record for saves as he records his 118th with the team.

1997: Steve Phillips is named general manager.

2006: Cliff Floyd and Carlos Beltran both hit grand slams in the sixth inning against the Cubs and score a then franchise-record 11 runs in the inning.

Birthdays

Norm Sherry turns 86 today.

Let’s go Mets!

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