Morning Briefing: Back in the New York Groove

Good morning, Mets fans! Tonight, the New York Mets will take on the Philadelphia Phillies at 7:10 p.m. Jacob deGrom is starting for the Mets and will take on Ben Lively on the Citi Field mound.

Yesterday, the Mets offense went to work and the pitchers stumbled to 27 outs to get the Mets a win. It snapped a four game skid. Brandon Nimmo went 3-for-4 and raised his OBP to .407. Juan Lagares also had a 2-for-4 day in the win and played his usual outstanding defense. Rafael Montero was very good the first four innings but struggled the final two innings but was able to come away with a victory.

Latest Mets News

David Wright will undergo shoulder surgery on his rotator cuff as he attempts to mount yet another comeback to the majors. Unfortunately, this one will have to wait until next year.

Michael Conforto will undergo shoulder surgery for his torn posterior capsule in the coming days. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, an orthopedic surgeon.

T.J. Rivera will undergo Tommy John Surgery for his right elbow. Recovery time should be six months, according to Marc Carig of Newsday.

It was a busy morning on the Mets injury front, as Josh Edgin will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery, which will effectively end his campaign.

Noah Syndergaard will pitch in a rehab game on Thursday for the Brooklyn Cyclones.

Latest NL East News

Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports the Nationals shut down top pitching prospect, Erick Fedde. Fedde’s velocity against the Mets was severely diminished when they faced him recently.

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald writes about the latest Marlins ownership news.

Gabriel Burns of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports on Rio Ruiz, the news Braves third baseman.

The Phillies called up J.P. Crawford to play tomorrow. He is the Phillies No. 4 top prospect and is considered their future shortstop.

Latest on MMO

Jacob Resnick examines how deep the Mets’ injury woes actually run.

This Day in Mets History

2015: Bartolo Colon fires a complete game shutout against the Miami Marlins. It was Colon’s best start that whole season that included a memorable behind the back flip to get a runner at first.

Birthdays: Chris Young (outfielder) turns 34, Matt Watson turns 39, Rod Barajas turns 42.


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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