Morning Briefing: Astros Feeling Right at Home

Picture courtesy of David J. Phillip from the Orange County Register.

Game 4 of the World Series will be played today as the Los Angeles Dodgers will send Alex Wood to the mound face Charlie Morton of the Houston Astros. The game starts at 8:20 p.m. and airs on FOX.

Last night, the Astros took the series lead after defeating the Dodgers 5-3 to maintain their perfect record at home. Yuli Gurriel hit a homer to give them the lead and the Astros ran with the game from there and knocked Yu Darvish out of the game after two innings in which he allowed four runs. Brad Peacock recorded his first career save in which he allowed zero hits in his 3 2/3 innings of work.

Latest Mets News

William Boor of has the latest on the progress of Mets players in the Arizona Fall League.

Latest NL East and MLB News 

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Nationals interviewed John Farrell yesterday, but Dave Martinez remains the front-runner.

Rosenthal also reports that the Yankees have given permission to all 30 MLB teams to contact anyone on their coaching staff.

Jon Becker of SB Nation reports that the Atlanta Braves were denied permission to speak with Royals GM Dayton Moore.

Matt Gelb of writes about the losing Matt Stairs as hitting coach to the San Diego Padres.

Anthony Rizzo received the Roberto Clemente award last night.

Latest on MMO

Michael Mayer writes about the new Mets era that is about to begin following the decision to hire Mickey Callaway.

Mathew Brownstein interviewed Mets RP Chasen Bradford.

Ed Leyro reflects on the Mets 1986 World Series victory.

This Day in Mets History

2002: Art Howe is named the 17th manager in Mets history.

Birthdays: Gary Rajsich turns 63, Lenny Harris turns 53, Tim Bogar turns 51, Braden Looper turns 43, and Josh Thole turns 31.

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