Morning Briefing: The Gruesome Twosome Takes on Atlanta

Good morning Mets fans! The Mets have an off day today, but they return home to take on the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

Yesterday, the Mets defeated the San Diego Padres 14-2 to take the three game series. Adrian Gonzalez had himself a day, homering and driving in five runs. Check out the highlights below:

Latest Mets News

Yoenis Cespedes left yesterday’s game with what is being called a sore left thumb. X-rays came back negative and he is expected to be reevaluated today. Cespedes himself said he has dealt with this issue before, and expects to miss just three days.

Steven Matz upper back was stiff on Saturday, and he tested it out in a bullpen yesterday. As a precaution, the Mets will push back his start until Saturday against the Rockies.

The next five in the rotation will be as follows: Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Jason Vargas, Zack Wheeler and Matz.

Mickey Callaway told reporters yesterday that Jay Bruce will be used at first base “now and again.” He added it would probably come in spots when the Mets face several righty starters in a row.

Latest MLB News

The Pittsburgh Pirates RHP Enny Romero has been designated for assignment in order to make room for RHP Nick Kingham.

The Toronto Blue Jays have optioned INF Devon Travis to Triple-A Buffalo.

Per Jon Heyman, “K-Rod” Francisco Rodriguez is on his way to Long Island, as he has reached an agreement to pitch for the Long Island Ducks.

Arizona Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray was pulled from yesterday’s start after suffering a strained oblique.

There is a good chance San Francisco Giants 2B Joe Panik will undergo surgery after tearing a ligament in his left thumb.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed OF Yasiel Puig on the 10-day disabled list with a hip and left foot injury.

The San Diego Padres have placed OF Wil Myers on the 10-day disabled list for the second time this month with an oblique injury.

Latest NL East News

The Phillies have placed SS J.P. Crawford on the 10-day disabled list with a right forearm strain, in a corresponding roster move the club has recalled INF/OF Jesmuel Valentin.

Marlins RHP Dan Straily will likely make his season debut on Monday against the Phillies, he has been on the disabled list all season with a forearm injury.

OF Peter Bourjos has been released by the Atlanta Braves, Bourjos was designated for assignment earlier this week.

Latest on MMO

Rob Piersall says Sandy Alderson has faith in relief pitcher Matt Harvey.

Rob also discusses how less is more for Asdrubal Cabrera.

This Day in Mets History

1990: Mets claim Daryl Boston off waivers.

2008: Mets sign Val Pascucci.

Birthday’s: Bob Hendley turns 80.

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