Morning Briefing: Nine in a Row!

Today, Matt Harvey will take on Chase Anderson and the Milwaukee Brewers in the second game of a three-game series. This game will be aired on SNY and can be heard on 710 WOR at 7:10 P.M.

Yesterday, the Mets defeated the Brewers by a score of 6-5, winning their ninth consecutive game. Todd Frazier went deep twice in support of Steven Matz, who pitched 5 1/3 effective innings. Despite some trouble in the later innings, the bullpen held the lead and Jeurys Familia closed out the game, showcasing a nasty splitter.

Latest Mets News

It was a difficult day to be a Mets catcher yesterday. Travis d’Arnaud elected to undergo Tommy John Surgery in order to fix his torn UCL in his right elbow. He’ll miss the remainder of the season to recover from the procedure. A secondary test revealed that Kevin Plawecki has a hairline fracture in his right hand and will miss the next 2-3 weeks.

The Mets made a series of roster moves yesterday to compensate for the injuries. Brandon Nimmo and Jose Lobaton were both called up while Jacob Rhame was sent back down to Las Vegas. d’Arnaud was placed on the 60-day DL to provide an open roster spot for Lobaton. Johnny Monell was signed to a minor-league deal to provide some extra catching depth.

Tim Britton of Newsday reports that Jason Vargas will pitch in another simulated game Tuesday, which lines Zack Wheeler up for at least two more starts at the Major-League level.

Latest MLB News

The Blue Jays placed All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson in the 10-Day DL with a shoulder injury.

MLB announced the repercussions from the Padres-Rockies brawl: Nolan Arenado received a five-game suspension, Luis Perdomo got a five-game ban, Gerardo Parra got three games, and Buddy Baumann was given a one-game ban.

Bruce Maxwell, who was charged with disorderly conduct this offseason, pleaded guilty and will receive probation.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today discovered that MLB’s new rules have cut mound visits in half.

Padres starter Dinelson Lamet will need Tommy John Surgery.

According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Marlins have signed Dustin McGowan to a minor-league deal.

The Rangers inked Yovani Gallardo to a minor-league contract.

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN has an interesting story regarding Francisco Mejia‘s agreement with Big League Advance, whom he promised 10% of his career earnings to.

Gerrit Cole was the first-ever starting pitcher to record 14 strikeouts in 93 pitches or less.

Latest in the NL East

The Marlins made some history yesterday, becoming the first-ever team to a have three-run sacrifice fly.

Derek Jeter is disappointed about the Marlins ticket sales, but is confident fans will come in the future.

The Washington Nationals lost their third straight game, which extended the Mets NL East lead over them to six games, while the Atlanta Braves won to keep the Mets lead for the division at 3 1/2 games.

Latest on MMO

Dilip Sridhar described how the increased usage of breaking balls could be a contributor to the Mets hot start.

Tim Ryder and Christina Cola talked about the Mets’ bullpen.

John Sheridan forecasts the Nationals difficult schedule.

This Date In Mets History

Tom Seaver made his MLB debut 51 years ago today.

Nolan Ryan recorded his first career win against the Astros on this date 50 years ago.

John Franco saved his 400th game on this date in 1999, becoming the second closer to achieve that feat.

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