Morning Briefing: Let’s Play Two

Today, the New York Mets will play a double-header against the Atlanta Braves. Chris Flexen and Seth Lugo will get game one and two respectively. Game one begins at 4:10 p.m.

Yesterday, the Mets lost a close on to their rivals, the Washington Nationals. Brandon Nimmo homered in the game against CY Young front-runner, Max Scherzer. Jacob deGrom went six innings and gave up three runs in the loss. He got 11 punch outs and has an outside chance at reaching 250 strikeouts this season.

Latest Mets News

The Mets will assist Governor Andrew Cuomo in a Hurricane Relief Drive for those in need in Puerto Rico. They have been ravaged by Hurricane Maria. Read more here and to check the full details.

Latest NL East News

The Nationals will activate Bryce Harper tomorrow according to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post. The (only) 24 year old Bryce Harper was in the midst of a MVP type season before his knee injury. Harper was hitting .326/.419/.614 with a 163 wRC+ with a 5 fWAR in just 472 plate appearances. The Nationals will try and get him ready for the postseason.

One year ago today, the Marlins lost Jose Fernandez. He along with two others, Eduardo Rivero and Emilio Macias, tragically died in a boating accident. Greg Cote of the Miami Herald writes about the tragedy.

Mark Bowman of MLB.com writes about the Braves decision to keep Kurt Suzuki.

Matt Gelb of Philly.com writes about Tommy Joseph losing his job.

Latest on MMO

Laney Ortiz writes about the godsend that Jerry Blevins has been for this team.

This Day in Mets History

2003: Bob Murphy calls his final game after 42 years of Mets broadcasting.

Birthdays: Aregnis Reyes turns 35, David Weathers turns 48, Bill Hepler turns 72

 

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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