Morning Briefing: Mets Look to Get Back in the New York Groove

The New York Mets will send Robert Gsellman (5-5, 6.16 ERA) to the mound tonight to face Jaime Garcia (4-8, 4.50 ERA) of the New York Yankees in the third game of a four-game set at Citi Field. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. and will be aired on SNY.

Last night, the Mets were defeated by the Yankees 5-4. Jacob deGrom struggled throughout, but was able to get into the eighth inning despite that. He allowed homers to Jacoby Ellsbury and Gary Sanchez and his final line read as 7.1 innings, five earned runs, four strikeouts, and nine hits allowed.

The Mets could not muster much of anything outside of the youngsters offensively. Dominic Smith hit his first home run of his career, of the two-run variety, in the seventh inning off Sonny Gray. Amed Rosario followed that up in the ninth inning with a two-run homer of his own off Aroldis Chapman for the second of his career. Otherwise, the Mets were only able to get five other hits, two of which were infield singles by Yoenis Cespedes.

Latest Mets News

Matt Harvey will pitch for the Brooklyn Cyclones in his second rehab appearance tonight.

Jacob deGrom made his 100th start of his career in last night’s game against the New York Yankees. That also happens to be the team he made his MLB debut against.

Seth Lugo was placed on the DL with a shoulder impingement and Robert Gsellman will start in his place tonight against the Yankees.

The Mets also signed RHP Neil Wagner to a minor league deal and traded with the Texas Rangers to get OF Travis Snider for cash and assigned him to Triple-A.

Latest NL East News

Scott Allen of the Washington Post writes about the possible Washington D.C. sports equinox that could occur if the Washington Nationals were to reach the World Series.

David O’Brien of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported that Lane Adams received his first MLB start in place of Ender Inciarte last night.

Andre C. Fernandez of the Miami Herald debates what the realistic chances are that the Miami Marlins shop Giancarlo Stanton, who hit his 44th home run last night.

Bob Brookover of talks about Mark Leiter Jr. reaching his goal of playing in the MLB on alumni day and what lies ahead for his future plans.

Latest on MMO 

David Cassilo discusses the upcoming off-season and the need for the Mets to have a creative approach to it.

John Bernhardt evaluates the importance of defense for Mets going forward.

This Day in Mets History

1971: Tom Seaver extends his scoreless streak to 27 straight innings in a win against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

1987: The Mets score a club-record 23 runs against the Chicago Cubs.

1996: The Mets played the first game of a series against the San Francisco Giants in Monterrey, Mexico.

Birthdays: Rick Reed turns 53.

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