Morning Briefing: Cure The Sunday Blues!

The Mets will try to win the series against the Miami Marlins today and they will send Jacob deGrom to the mound to face Adam Conley. The game starts at 1:10 p.m. and will be aired on SNY.

Last night, the Mets beat the Marlins 8-1. Rafael Montero started the game for the Mets and had a very strong performance. He went six innings, allowed only one run, and struck out five batters.

The Mets bats struggled to get going against Vance Worley until the sixth inning when they scored seven runs. That attack was highlighted by two-run homers by Wilmer Flores and Kevin Plawecki. The Mets extended the lead in the eighth inning with a solo shot by Dominic Smith, the second of his MLB career and first at Citi Field.

Latest Mets News 

The Chicago Cubs were awarded catcher Rene Rivera after claiming him off waivers from the Mets on Saturday.

The Mets called up Kevin Plawecki and Tommy Milone to take the roster spots left by Rivera and Curtis Granderson.

Terry Collins won his 535th game as Mets manager on Saturday and is now one victory away from tying Bobby Valentine (536) for the second-most in club history. Davey Johnson holds the all-time record with 595 victories.

Latest NL East News 

Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports that Stephen Strasburg will return today to make his first start since July 23.

Mark Bowman of writes about Matt Kemp‘s return to the team last night and his hopes to put his hamstring injuries behind him.

Greg Cote of the Miami Herald argues that the Marlins new ownership needs to make a statement to the fans by making a commitment to Giancarlo Stanton.

Todd Zolecki of talks about the possibility of Jorge Alfaro starting at first base going forward as he did so last night for the first time in his MLB career.

Latest on MMO

Rob Piersall pens a thank you letter to Curtis Granderson for his incredible Mets tenure.

John Sheridan writes about the reasons fans should still watch the Mets this season.

This Day in Mets History

1969: Jim McAndrew throws a two-hit shutout at Shea Stadium.

1973: Mets scout Al Harper signs Lee Mazzilli to a contract.

1985: Dwight Gooden strikes out 16 batters against the San Francisco Giants.

1989: Howard Johnson becomes only the 32nd player in MLB history to join the 30/30 club in more than one season in a career.

Birthdays: Cliff Cook turns 81, Cory Sullivan turns 38 and Lance Broadway turns 34.

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