Morning Briefing: Matz Set to Go For Round Two

Today, the Mets will take on the Nationals at 1:10 p.m. at First Data Field. The game can be seen on WPIX.

The Mets lost to the Marlins 1-0 yesterday. The news seemed to be surrounding Noah Syndergaard and his electric fastball. “Thor” was throwing 98-100 again and was showing off his breaking stuff. The tall righty struck out four batters in three innings. He might very well be the Mets Opening Day starter.

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Amed Rosario left yesterdays game with knee discomfort. He told reporters that he first noticed the injury when he was rounding third base. He wasn’t concerned but he also will know more judging by how it feels today.

Jacob deGrom will throw live BP today. If all goes well, he will likely be pitching in games next. It would appear that Mickey Callaway has no plans to rush deGrom despite the fact he was considered the de facto Opening Day starter.

I don’t disagree with Callaway on this one. The last thing they should do is risk deGrom and cause a bigger injury than what is already there.

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Tom Koehler has a strained anterior capsule in his throwing shoulder. Koehler could be out weeks or months according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times writes about Carlos Gomez and why he’s so polarizing.

Dayton Moore has not ruled out a Mike Moustakas reunion. Moustakas also welcomed his first child on Saturday. Congratulations, Mike!

Latest NL East News

Nationals manager, Dave Martinez, and Joe Torre discussed the pace of play initiatives.

Andre C. Fernandez of the Miami Herald writes about Brian Anderson and his promising Spring.

Todd Zolecki of MLB.com writes about the latest on the Phillies pursuit of a starter.

Latest on MMO/MMN

Jacob Resnick is at Port St. Lucie and he gives us an awesome tour of what is happening in the minor league side of camp. Check it out.

Teddy Klein writes about the latest movements in the draft rankings.

This Day in Mets History

1986: Mets sign Tim Corcoran.

Birthdays: Tom Grieve turns 70, Jack Fisher turns 79, Bob Johnson turns 82

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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.