Morning Briefing: Cespedes Displays Power With Two Homers

Good morning Mets fans!

Yoenis Cespedes hasn’t been healthy all spring, but he is both healthy and producing now. Cespedes’ two homers and four RBI helped lead the Mets past the Washington Nationals by a score of 12-5 on Thursday night at First Data Field.

Latest Mets News

The Mets play Dakota Hudson (0-0, 1.93 ERA) and the St. Louis Cardinals at First Data Field with first pitch scheduled for 1:10 p.m. EDT. Drew Gagnon (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will be starting for the Mets in this one.

The Mets unveiled their newly redesigned Citi Pavilion to a group of journalists on Thursday. The section overlooks the right field bullpen and seats 60 with the option for 32 more people to stand.

Citi Field will be offering a variety of new food items per Anthony DiComo of Some of these include Chicken and Waffles from Lil’ Sweet Chick, Hong Kong Waffles Wowfulls, mini donuts from Chomp Donut Co., and melted-cheese topped bratwurst from Baked Cheese Haus.

Latest MLB News

Infielder Brian Roberts and announcer Fred Manfra will both be inducted into the Baltimore Orioles’ Hall of Fame according to Roch Kubatko of MASN.

Former Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has joined Baseball Tonight on ESPN according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe.

The Cincinnati Reds claimed Kennys Vargas off waivers from the Minnesota Twins according to the team’s Twitter account. He became the 39th member of their 40-man roster.

Dennis Lin of The Athletic writes about Robert Rowley’s quest to scout Luis Urias which ultimately led to his signing with the San Diego Padres.

Latest NL East News

The Atlanta Braves made a bevy of front office moves on Thursday according to SB Nation’s Talking Chop.

Four Philadelphia Phillies got tossed out of Thursday’s game against the Detroit Tigers.

Injuries have left many spots open on the Miami Marlins roster even with Opening Day around the corner.

Chelsea James of the Washington Post writes about how Erick Fedde got optioned to the minors despite a really good spring training.

Latest on MMO

Mathew Brownstein interviews Mets’ infield prospect Luis Guillorme.

Dilip Sridhar projects the production of Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo in 2018 relief roles.

Ed Leyro takes a look at the variety of career milestones that different Mets can potentially reach during 2018.

Mets Minors wrote about 2017 first round pick David Peterson impressing this spring.

MMN also touched on the Mets farm system being ranked 26th by MiLB.

This Day in Mets History

1978: The Mets trade Bud Harrelson to the Philadelphia Phillies for minor leaguer Fred Andrews.

Birthday(s): Mike Remlinger turns 52.

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