Morning Briefing: Battle of the Southpaws

Good morning Mets fans!

Today, in a battle of southpaws, Steven Matz (1-3, 3.86 ERA) will take one of 2018’s breakout stars Patrick Corbin (4-1, 2.53 ERA). Even though he had a rough start to the season, Matz has been encouraging in his last two starts. The game will be on PIX11 and 710 WOR at 7:10 p.m.

Jacob deGrom‘s masterful performance and Michael Conforto’s timely offensive contributions led the Mets to 3-1 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Latest Mets News 

The Mets learned about a devastating injury yesterday as they learned that Juan Lagares tore a ligament in his big toe on his left foot and will require season-ending surgery.

The Mets had a pair of high-profile minor-league signings. Longtime Blue Jay Ezequiel Carrera and 2015 World Series unsung hero Christian Colon were both signed to minor-league contracts.

Michael Mayer reports that Tomas Nido could be on his way to New York.

Matt Ehalt of NorthJersey.com reports the Mets were looking at Oregon State infielder and projected top-5 pick Nick Madrigal.

Tim Tebow is having an outstanding Double-A campaign, writes Tim Healey of Newsday.

Callie Quinn celebrated with, as the Mets promised in January, her prom pictures at Citi Field. Laura Albanese of Newsday wrote about the 17-year-old’s special day.

Erik Goeddel was claimed by the Dodgers, who designated Henry Owens to make room for him on the roster.

Latest MLB News

Cliff Pennington inked a minor-league deal with the Reds.

The Cardinals placed shortstop Paul DeJong on the DL with a fractured hand.

Highly-regarded Pirates prospect Austin Meadows will receive his first call-up to the Show.

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Rangers are interested in trading away Bartolo Colon and other veteran players.

Twins assistant GM Rob Antony said the Twins are not looking to upgrade their catchers after Jason Castro‘s season-ending injury.

One of the Yankees’s top prospects, Estevan Florial, will be out until mid-August due to hamate surgery.

Latest NL East News

Led by Dan Straily and his seven shutout innings, the Marlins defeated the Braves 2-0.

NJ.com wonder what a Phillies-Orioles trade that consisted of Manny Machado would look like.

Latest on MMO

Mathew Brownstein published his interview with Wally Backman.

Michael Mayer advocated for Seth Lugo to join the Mets rotation.

John Sheridan wondered if the end is coming for Jose Reyes

On this Date in Mets History

David Wright walked-off against Mariano Rivera and the Yankees in 2006.

Birthdays: Turk Wendell (51), Rick Cerone (64).

LGM

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