Morning Briefing: Mets Extend Win Streak To Four

The New York Mets will go for the four-game sweep against the Cincinnati Reds and will send Jacob deGrom to the mound to face Sal Romano. The game starts at 1:10 p.m. and airs on SNY.

Last night, the Mets beat the Reds 6-1. Rafael Montero started for the team and lasted five innings while only allowing one run. He wasn’t able to go deeper into the game because of the five walks he surrendered. However, it was enough as Chasen Bradford, Josh Smoker, Jeurys Familia, and Jamie Callahan were able to combine to throw four shutout innings of relief.

On the offensive side, Kevin Plawecki hit a two-run homer in the second inning to give the Mets a 2-1 lead at the time. The Mets extended that in the sixth and seventh inning on RBI singles from Dominic Smith and Norichika Aoki as well as an RBI double by Asdrubal Cabrera.

Latest Mets News 

Noah Syndergaard will throw a 50-pitch simulated game today and will possibly return next week against the Cubs according to NJ.com.

The Mets answered the call to help allow for seven year-old Hailey Baldwin to throw out the first pitch at a Mets game in her quest to throw one for all 30 MLB teams.

Philip Evans recorded his first MLB hit, a double, in last night’s game against the Reds in the bottom of the fifth off of Homer Bailey.

The Mets won their fourth game in a row last night for the first time since July 19-23.

Latest NL East News 

Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post writes that the Nationals decided to let Stephen Strasburg start today and that Jayson Werth still won’t play for the third consecutive game.

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald talks about elite company Giancarlo Stanton is about to join after hitting his 54th homer of the season last night.

David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution elaborates on the new-and-improved Rio Ruiz.

Matt Gelb of Philly.com writes about how Nick Williams keeps passing test after test in the majors.

Latest on MMO

Rob Piersall ponders the future of Seth Lugo with the Mets next season.

Piersall also talks about how it appears that AJ Ramos has gotten comfortable in New York since being acquired in July.

This Day in Mets History

1963: Carl Willey retires all three Alou brothers (Jesus, Matty, and Felipe) in order.

1969: The Mets take first place in their division for the first time in team history after a double-header against the Chicago Cubs.

1974: Ed Kranepool records his 17th pinch-hit of the season which sets a new club record.

1982: Dave Kingman hits his first career inside-the-park homer.

Birthdays: Neil Walker and Andrew Brown both turn 33.

Let’s go Mets!

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