Morning Briefing: Mets Fall 20 Games Below .500

The Mets will take on the Atlanta Braves tonight at 7:10 p.m. Current Ace, Jacob deGrom will take on former Mets ace, R.A. Dickey.

Last night, the Mets offense could not manage much success against the Braves pitchers. Rafael Montero imploded in the fifth after four solid innings. The bullpen held the Braves scoreless the rest of the way, but it wasn’t enough to secure a victory.

Latest Mets News

Noah Syndergaard may return this weekend, but the Mets will likely ease him back in. Regardless, it will be good to see the blonde-haired man they call Thor back on the mound. He has been sorely missed since being sidelined at the end of April.

Amed Rosario and Travis d’Arnaud are available to play, though they are both dealing with minor injuries.

Speaking of Rosario, he grades out as baseball’s fastest shortstop. Mike Petriello of explains.

Latest NL East News

Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports Victor Robles could make the Nationals postseason roster.

The Marlins are giving free tickets to all Monroe County residents and first responders in wake of Hurricane Irma.

Mark Bowman of writes about the heralded young Braves prospect, Ronald Acuna.

Todd Zolecki of reports that Pete Mackanin will likely be back at the helm for the Phillies in 2018.

Latest on MMO

Mike Mayer does a prospect spotlight on Eric Hanhold who was received as the player to be named later from the Brewers to complete the Neil Walker trade.

This Day in Mets History 

1973: The Mets beat the Cubs, 4-3. This makes the Mets only 2.5 games back with 13 games left in the season.

Birthdays: Chris Carter turns 35, Desi Relaford turns 44, Orel Hershiser turns 59.

Let’s go Mets!

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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.