Morning Briefing: Mets Lose a Heart Breaker

Good morning, Mets fans.

Today, Zack Wheeler (1-0,1.29 ERA) and the Mets will look to come back against the Nationals. Wheeler will face off against Gio Gonzalez (1-1, 2.20 ERA), who has excellent career stats at Citi Field (10-1, 1.69 ERA). The game will be shown on SNY and can be heard on 710WOR at 7:10 p.m.

Yesterday, Jacob deGrom hurled 7.1 outstanding innings and Todd Frazier drove in two runs, but the Mets bullpen blew a five run lead to decrease the Mets NL East lead to five games.

In the sixth inning, Mickey Callaway decided to play small-ball, which pushed two more runs across the board for the Mets. Asdrubal Cabrera smacked a two-run shot the following frame to increase the lead to 6-1.

However, the Mets bullpen melted down and allowed six runs in the eighth inning, highlighted by a Wilmer Difo game-tying single. The Nationals would take a 7-6 lead on a bases-loaded walk from Michael A.Taylor.

Latest Mets News

The Las Vegas 51s announced that they will rename the team in 2019.

Anthony Swarzak will begin throwing, but seems weeks away from baseball activity.

James Wagner of the New York Times wrote about Jacob deGrom’s unique way of dieting.

Wilmer Flores hosted his “Friends of Flores” benefit, in which he met children from The Youth Enrichment Program.

Sunday’s Mets-Brewers game delivered the SNY’s highest ratings since 2010.

Kristie Ackert of NY Daily News reports that the Mets have not contacted the Rays or Red Sox regarding trading for their catchers.

Latest MLB News

Aaron Judge became the quickest ever ballplayer to hit 60 career home runs, achieving that feat in his 197th game.

The Rays will be without Kevin Kiermaier for the next three months as he’ll need surgery for a torn ligament in his thumb.

The Cardinals activated Luke Gregerson and Jedd Gyorko from the DL.

The Pirates lost Josh Harrison for the next six weeks due to a broken hand.

Veteran backstop Derek Norris has signed a contract with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Independent League.

The Rangers acquired Tony Sanchez from the Reds for Cash Considerations or a PTBNL.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports examined the attendance problem that the MLB is currently suffering.

Robert Murray of FanRag Sports disclosed the trio of prospects that the Giants offered to the Marlins for Giancarlo Stanton.

The Yankees resigned Jace Peterson to a minor-league deal.

After the Wasserman Agency dropped Yasiel Puig, Beverly Hills Sports Council announced that Puig has signed on with them.

Latest NL East News

Joe Giglio of NJ.com wonders if the Marlins should trade J.T. Realmuto to the Mets.

The Braves snapped the Phillies six-game winning streak.

Latest on MMO

Mike Silva published his “Talkin’ Mets” podcast.

Tim Ryder talked about the Mets offense.

Chris Gaine wondered what the future holds for Jose Reyes.

Jacob Resnick reviewed the week in the Mets Minors.

On This Date in Mets History

Gary Sheffield smacked his 500th career home run against Brewers on this date in 2009.

On this date 54 years ago, the Mets played host to the Pirates in what would be the first-ever regular season game at Shea Stadium. The Mets lost by a score of 4-3.

Birthdays: Gary Bennett(46), Denny Walling (64)

Let’s Go Mets!

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