Morning Briefing: Comeback Kids Strike Again

Good morning Mets fans! Steven Matz will face off with Michael Wacha tonight as the Mets look to take game two of this three-game set with the St. Louis Cardinals at 8:15 p.m.

Last night, the Mets came from behind again to defeat the Cardinals 6-5 in ten innings thanks to a Jay Bruce go-ahead solo home run in the top of the tenth. Check out the highlights below:

Latest Mets News

A Memorial Mass for Mets Hall of Famer Rusty Staub will take place at St. Patrick’s Cathedral this afternoon at 2 p.m. Members of the NYPD, FDNY and PAPD Ceremonial units and respective pipe bands will be participating.

LHP Jason Vargas will make his Mets debut, as expected, on Saturday adjacent the Padres.

Yoenis Cespedes, Jay Bruce, Michael Conforto, and Todd Frazier were all out early taking extra batting practice yesterday pre-game at Busch Stadium.

Mickey Callaway spoke to the media about Matt Harvey pregame. “We’ve had a lot of conversations, just he and I about the whole thing. He’s taken it like a man. He wasn’t excited about it, but he’s going to go out there and do the job.”

Latest MLB News

Daniel Alvarez of EVTV Miami reports that the Atlanta Braves have called up top-outfield prospect Ronald Acuna, who is now set to make his MLB debut tonight.

Just over four months since he bid farewell to WFAN, Mike Francesa is returning to the station for the 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. time slot, according to the New York Daily News.

The Chicago White Sox have placed OF Avisail Garcia on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. OF/1B Daniel Palka has been called up to take his place on the roster.

RHP Kevin Quackenbush has been designated for assignment by the Cincinnati Reds.

The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a deal with 28-year old LHP Brett Oberholtzer.

The Seattle Mariners have released RHP Josh Smith and INF Matt Hague from the Triple-A roster to make room for OF Jayson Werth and LHP Roenis Elias.

Latest NL East News

The Nationals have placed RHP Shawn Kelley on the 10-day disabled list after departing Monday night’s game with an injury. OF Rafael Bautista and INF Adrian Sanchez have been promoted.

The Phillies have agreed to a minor-league deal with veteran third baseman Trevor Plouffe.

Latest on MMO

Rob Piersall provides Bobby Ojeda and John Smoltz thoughts on Harvey’s move to the bullpen.

Tim Ryder says despite recent losses, the Mets are hanging in tough.

Rob discusses Callaway’s comments on Jay Bruce’s struggles, and how we will bounce back.

This Day in Mets History

1963: In the second year of their existence, the Mets win a game on a Thursday for the first time when they beat Chicago at Wrigley Field, 3-2.

1984: In a 2-1 victory over Montreal, Mets RHP Dwight Gooden becomes the first teenager to strike out ten batters in a major league game since Bert Blyleven did so with the Twins in 1970.

2012: David Wright becomes the Mets’ all-time RBI leader with 735 runs batted in when he hits a two-run home run in the team’s 5-1 victory over the Marlins at Citi Field.

Birthdays: Blaine Beatty turns 54 and Brad Clontz turns 47.

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