Morning Briefing: Montero Seeks Crown of His Own

The Mets will look to complete a two-game sweep of the Texas Rangers today and will send Rafael Montero to the mound to face Martin Perez. The game starts at 12:10 p.m. and will be aired on SNY.

Last night, the Mets defeated the Rangers by a score of 5-4. The offense got off to a hot start as they would get two solo home runs from Michael Conforto and Yoenis Cespedes in the first inning. Travis d’Arnaud would add to the total in the second with a two-run homer of his own to extend the lead to 4-0. Asdrubal Cabrera would also drive in a run later in the game with a double.

On the pitching side, Chris Flexen started for the Mets and gave them a solid performance for his first MLB win. He pitched 5.2 innings and allowed three runs while striking out four batters. Erik Goeddel and Jerry Blevins would help get the ball to the AJ Ramos in the ninth who allowed a solo-home run, but still secured his first save as a Met.

Latest Mets News 

Mets prospect SP Justin Dunn was scratched from his start last night with arm tightness.

Matt Harvey threw live batting practice yesterday at Citi Field and is expected to start a rehab game within the next two weeks.

Michael Conforto hit his 6th lead-off homer of the season last night which is the fourth most in a season for a Met.

Travis d’Arnaud hit his first home run at Citi Field this season in that game also. He has nine on the road this year.

Latest NL East News 

Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post writes about Enny Romero and the severity of his arm injury.

Tyler Duke of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Johan Camargo injured his right knee after running onto the field.

Andre C. Fernandez of the Miami Herald discusses the state of the Miami Marlins rotation after the injury to Chris O’Grady.

Mike Sielski of philly.com reflects on the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies after the unfortunate death of Darren Daulton.

Latest on MMO

Chris Gaine reflects on Mike Piazza‘s transition to first base in 2004.

Rob Piersall provides his thoughts on Jay Bruce‘s future in New York.

Piersall also debates the future of David Wright and his situation going into next season.

This Day in Mets History

1942: Tommie Agee is born.

1962: Jim Hickman hits a grand slam in the ninth inning against the Chicago Cubs to help snap Roger Craig‘s 18-game losing streak.

1967: Jon Matlack signs with the Mets through scout Ollie Vanek.

1978: Joel Youngblood record five hits against the Montreal Expos.

Birthdays: Pat Mahomes turns 47.

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