Morning Briefing: A New Hope

Good morning Mets fans! Tonight, the Amazin’s will look to continue their dominance at Citizens Bank Park against the Philadelphia Phillies. Steven Matz (2-5, 5.77) will take on Aaron Nola (8-7, 3.12) at 7:05 p.m.

Last night was a rollercoaster game which finished well. Seth Lugo gave up three early runs but the Mets began their uphill climb. Michael Conforto homered and Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run home run to key the offense. The Mets bullpen could not hang on to a 6-4 lead, but Amed Rosario homered in the ninth inning to give the Mets the victory. Neil Walker also racked up a few more hits and Dominic Smith got his first big league hit.

Latest NL Mets News

Robert Gsellman had his fourth rehab start last night. His final line was: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, BB, 5 K while tossing 83 pitches.

Jon Heyman reported that Jerry Blevins was claimed on waivers. The Mets will keep him and pick up his club option.

Latest NL East News

Mark Zuckerman of MASN writes about the young Nationals outfielders.

According to the Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, the Marlins have been sold to Derek Jeter and company.

David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes about Matt Adams‘ return to St. Louis.

According to Ben Harris, Vince Velsaquez complained about pain before his start on Thursday.

Latest on MMO

Mike Mayer writes about Wilmer Flores‘ progress as a hitter.

Mike Mayer also updates the Mets top 30 prospect list.

This Day in Mets History

1973: In his last game as a player at Candlestick Park, Willie Mays went 0-for-4.

Birthdays: Barry Manuel turns 52.

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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. I study computer science at Stony Brook