Morning Briefing: Best Start In Franchise History

Good morning, Mets fans!

Jacob deGrom (2-0, 1.54) looks to lead the Mets to their seventh consecutive victory. He’ll be challenged by Caleb Smith (0-1, 4.32).

Yesterday, Noah Syndergaard faced off against the Marlins’ Opening Day starter and it just wasn’t fair for Jose Urena. Syndergaard showcased a 95 mph slider and an unhittable 90 mph changeup.

For the first few innings, Syndergaard quickly breezed the Marlins lineup. “Thor” ran into some trouble in the fifth and sixth frames, but managed to keep Miami at bay. Clinging to a small lead, Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins, AJ Ramos, Jeurys Familia shut down the Marlins offense and gave the Mets a 4-2 victory.

Check out the highlights from the game below!:

 

Latest Mets News

Ex-Met executives were angry with A-Rod, after he expressed disappointment that he didn’t join the Mets via free agency in 2000-01.

After the game, Mickey Callaway told reporters that Syndergaard has a small blister on one of his fingers, but it shouldn’t be a huge concern.

Latest MLB News

The Cardinals activated closer Greg Holland. Holland signed for a bargain price late in the offseason and his arrival came at the perfect time as the Cardinals need as much bullpen help as they can get, as evident by their 3.82 pen ERA.

The Angels injury-depleted staff suffered another loss yesterday, as it was announced J.C. Ramirez would miss the rest of the season recovering from Tommy John Surgery.

The Red Sox placed their star shortstop Xander Bogaerts on the 10-day DL. Bogaerts got off to an incredible start this year, slashing .368/.400/.711 at the time of his injury.

Bob Klapisch tweeted that he has been hired by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to write a novel about the Yankees 2018 season.

The Mariners rash of injuries continued as they placed Ryon Healy on the 10-day DL with a sprained ankle. Former-Met Chasen Bradford has been recalled to take his roster spot.

Bob Nightengale of The USA Today reports Shohei Ohtani is now the favorite to win the AL MVP, closely followed by his teammate Mike Trout. Ohtani, deservedly, just won his first AL Player of the Week award.

Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon won the NL Player of the Week award.

Adrian Beltre collected his 3,055th hit, which tied him with Rickey Henderson on the all-time hit leaderboard. Earlier that game, he had his 3,054th hit, which made him the all-time record-holder for hits by a Latin-American player.

Formerly-known Felipe Rivero announced that he would like to be referred to now as “Felipe Vázquez”

Royals starter Jake Junis no-hit the Mariners for 6 1/3 innings before Dan Vogelbach got an infield single.

Latest NL East News

Max Scherzer threw a complete game shutout against the Braves, holding them to only two hits. He also stole his first career base.

Scott Kingery blasted his first MLB homer as the Phillies took down the Reds, 6-5.

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Jacob Resnick recapped the week down in the farm system.

Christina Cola opined Adrian Gonzalez still has something in the tank.

John Sheridan talked about the positives and negatives of sweeping the Nationals.

Joe D described Seth Lugo‘s importance to Sunday’s game

On This Date in Mets History 

Tommie Agee hit a monster home run on this date in 1964, a shot that was rumored to be the furthest ever in Shea Stadium history.

Birthdays: Leroy Stanton (72), Phil Hennigan (72).

Let’s go Mets!

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