Morning Briefing: Harvey and Mets Go For Sweep

Good Morning, Mets Fans! The Mets have won four in a row and are going for the sweep against the Washington Nationals at 8:08 p.m. on ESPN. Matt Harvey (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will go for New York while Tanner Roark (1-0, 1.29 ERA) will go for Washington.

Yesterday, Steven Matz rebounded from a poor first start and the Mets bullpen was great yet again. They got timely hits from their offense and the team got a 3-2 win on a chilly Washington afternoon.

Latest Mets News

Matz was much better on Saturday after a rough first start. He spoke to reporters after the game and said he wants to use it as a “springboard.”

Zack Wheeler went five innings on Friday night in Las Vegas. He gave up one run and struck out six. He threw a first-pitch strike 15/18 times.

Jason Vargas pitched in a simulated game yesterday. He was still not able to field his position, though.

Jon Heyman of Fan Rag reports that Dave Eiland got a three-year deal to be the Mets pitching coach. Heyman also adds that Eiland was the Giants first choice for pitching coach, but he opted to come to the Mets.

Latest MLB News

The Yankees placed C.C. Sabathia and Brandon Drury on the disabled list and optioned Jonathan Holder. They called up Domingo German, Luis Cessa, and Jace Peterson.

Yankees righty, Ben Heller, is undergoing Tommy John Surgery.

99-year-old usher, Phil Coyne, is retiring after 81 years of working with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Mariners signed Chris Hermann to a minor league deal.

Maikel Franco changed his agency to Octagon Sports.

Latest NL East News

Mark Bowman of MLB.com writes about the improved play of Dansby Swanson.

The Nationals designated Enny Romero for assignment and called up Jhonatan Solano.

Nick Williams of the Phillies apologized to Gabe Kapler and walked back his complaints about not being able to play.

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Rob Piersall writes about Brandon Nimmo‘s role on the team.

This Day in Mets History

1975: Dave Kingman hits his first home run as a Met.

Birthdays: Eddie Kunz turns 32, Timo Perez turns 43, Pete Walker turns 49, Mac Scarce turns 69, while

Gary Carter would have turned 64.

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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.