Morning Briefing: Mets Head West To Play Padres

 

Good morning Mets fans! The New York Mets (15-8) lost to the St. Louis Cardinals (15-9) by a score of 4-3 in 13 innings on Thursday afternoon. Noah Syndergaard went a season-high 7 1/3 innings and held the Cardinals to two runs (one earned), but Robert Gsellman, Jeurys Familia, and Paul Sewald all ran into trouble which helped lead to the Mets’ defeat.

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Jacob deGrom (2-0, 2.53) will look to get the Mets started on the right foot against Clayton Richard (1-2, 5.67 ERA) and the San Diego Padres tonight at Petco Park. First pitch is scheduled for 10:10 pm EDT and the game will be broadcasted on SNY and WOR.

Todd Frazier‘s first cousin unexpectedly passed away as Steve Gelbs mentioned during the Mets’ SNY broadcast on Thursday. Our thoughts and prayers here at MMO are with him and his family during this difficult time.

Jason Vargas will be making his 2018 debut for the Mets tomorrow against the San Diego Padres.

Latest MLB News

Boston has approved of a plan that will change the name of Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park according to the Associated Press.

The Cleveland Indians announced that they have put Andrew Miller on the 10-day disabled list and selected the contract of Jeff Beliveau from Triple-A Columbus.

Jung Ho Kang has received a work visa and will be re-joining the Pittsburgh Pirates soon per Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic.

Latest NL East News

Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal wrote about Ryan Zimmerman and the reason why he skipped spring training.

Miami Marlins right-hander Trevor Richards struck out 10 and outdueled Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday. It was the former substitute teacher and brewery employee’s best MLB start of his rookie season thus far.

Atlanta Braves prospect Ronald Acuna made his much-anticipated big league debut on Wednesday. The debut helped boost TV ratings for the Braves by 33 percent in comparison to the average of all their previous 2018 games according to Tim Tucker of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN wrote a piece about the Philadelphia Phillies starting to figure out how good they are. The Phillies are 15-9 on the season and a half game behind the Mets for first place after a 1-4 start.

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Joe D. analyzed Corey Oswalt‘s MLB debut on Wednesday and wrote about how it saved the Mets bullpen.

Michael Mayer took a closer look at Syndergaard’s dominant start yesterday.

John Sheridan wrote about David Peterson and Anthony Kay who could be fast risers within the Mets’ farm system.

Mojo Hill provided recaps for the four Mets minor league affiliates that played on Wednesday.

This Day in Mets History

2004: Mike Piazza hit his 362nd career home run and his 351st as a catcher. That homer tied him with Carlton Fisk for most career home runs by a catcher and it moved him past Joe DiMaggio on the all-time home run list.

2010: David Wright collected his 1,000th career hit in a Mets uniform with a fifth-inning RBI single against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Wright became the eighth Met and quickest Met in franchise history to reach that milestone.

2012: Scott Hairston hit for the cycle in the Mets’ 18-9 loss to the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Hairston became the tenth Met in franchise history and the latest to do so.

Birthdays: Orber Moreno turns 41, Frank Catalanotto turns 44, Eric Hillman turns 52, Bob MacDonald turns 53 and Brian Giles turns 58.

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John is a communication major with a concentration in media production and a minor in English at Manhattan College. He was also a production intern at The Dr. Oz Show. John aspires to make a career out of his passion for sports. He is the sports editor for Manhattan College's newspaper, The Quadrangle. He was formerly a managing editor for Last Word On Baseball of the Last Word On Sports network and was an editor for Mets Merized Online. He now serves as a senior writer for MMO. You can follow John on Twitter @John97Jackson.