Morning Briefing: Meet Me In St. Louis

Good morning, Mets fans!

Yesterday’s Mets game against the Braves was postponed due to rain. It will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on May 28.

The Mets are off today, but they will open up a three-game set with the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.

Latest Mets News

Despite the rainout, Zack Wheeler will pitch Tuesday, Steven Matz will pitch Wednesday and Noah Syndergaard will pitch Thursday in St. Louis.

Mickey Callaway told the media, the Mets are not sure yet if Jason Vargas will make his 2018 debut on Saturday or Sunday. However, the only way Vargas can start on Sunday is if there is a spot starter on Saturday.

Latest MLB News

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant left yesterday’s game after being hit in the head by a pitch. Upon being pulled, Bryant was examined but showed no signs of a concussion after passing all tests.

In yesterday’s San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Angels game, Brandon Belt set the modern record for pitches in an at-bat after battling for 21 pitches.

The St. Louis Cardinals have placed RHP Adam Wainwright on the 10-day disabled list with elbow inflammation.

The Colorado Rockies have sent outfielder Carlos Gonzalez to the 10-day disabled list with a hamstring injury.

Dodgers top prospect RHP Walker Buehler is scheduled to make his first major league start on Monday night.

Latest NL East News

TheWashington Nationals have placed third baseman Anthony Rendon on the 10-day disabled list with a toe contusion.

The early reports on Jose Bautista have been positive thus far. He will join the Braves Triple-A affiliate Gwinnett on Monday, and could be with Braves within the next week.

Latest on MMO

Dillip Sridhar brings back memories of the good Matt Harvey.

Mike Silva sits down with Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog in this week’s edition of Talkin’ Mets.

This Day in Mets History

1964: Mets traded Chico Fernandez and Bobby Catton to the White Sox for Charley Smith.

1970: Tom Seaver ties a major league record by whiffing 19 Padres, including the last 10 he faces, to gain a 2-1 win at Shea Stadium.

1993: Mets claimed Jeff Kaiser off waivers.

2004: Mets signed Gerald Williams.

Birthday’s: Warren Spahn turns 97, Duke Carmel turns 82, Jason Tyner turns 42, Henry Owens turns 39, Sean Henn turns 38.

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