Morning Briefing: Matz Leads Off Tough Road Trip

Good Morning, Mets fans!

Today, the Mets and Steven Matz(1-3, 4.42 ERA) will begin an eight-game road-trip. They’ll begin their journey in Milwaukee as they’ll take on the Brewers at Miller Park. Matz will face off against Zach Davis(2-3, 4.24 ERA). The game will be on SNY and 710WOR at 8:10 P.M.

Last night’s game was just embarrassing. The Mets offense were only able to score one run against the Marlins’s putrid pitching and only scored four runs the entire series. Jacob deGrom pitched another gem, but his outstanding performance was negated by Jeurys Familia, who suffered his fourth blown save this season.

Latest Mets News

Lenny Dykstra was arrested because of an unruly interaction with his uber driver and charged with drug possession and making terroristic threats.

Carlos Beltran thinks the Mets can make a run this season.

Even though the Mets have a group of old veterans, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com noted that the Mets have one of the youngest teams in the MLB.

Baseball America caught up with former Mets prospect Lastings Milledge.

Mickey Callaway announced that Brandon Nimmo has cemented himself as the everyday leadoff hitter.

Citi Field hosted my favorite annual event yesterday. It was puppy day! Anthony DiComo tweeted out pictures of Mets players with dogs.  Jacob Rhame joked around when asked if he would adopt a puppy.

Ethan Sears of The New York Post believed that Dominic Smith‘s future with the Mets is uncertain.

Per MMO’s Jacob Resnick, the Mets released minor leaguers Colby Woodmansee and Johnny Magliozzi.

Latest News in the MLB 

Forbes wrote about the history of the salary cap in Major League Baseball.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic revealed that Welington Castillo will be suspended for 80 games for using PEDs.

The Mariners announced that their lease with Safeco Field have been extended for the next 25 years.

The Reds placed closer Raisel Iglesias on the 10-day DL with soreness in his left biceps.

Due to a leg infection, Josh Reddick was put on the 10-day DL.

The Nationals signed former-Met Josh Edgin.

Latest News in the NL East

The Marlins released Junichi Tazawa.

Top prospect Erick Fedde was promoted by the Nationals to start Wednesday’s game, but he was outdueled by Tyson Ross as the Padres won 3-1.

Latest on MMO

An MMO roundtable discussed the signing of Jose Bautista.

Jayson Love wondered if the Mets should partake in a Bullpen Day.

Josh Finkelstein talked about Seth Lugo‘s contributions out of the bullpen this year.

On This Date 

The Mets acquired Orlando Hernandez from the Diamondbacks in 2006.

The Mets and Dodgers played a 19-inning marathon in 1973. Thanks to a clutch Rusty Staub double, the Mets won the game 7-3.

Birthdays: Jerry DiPoto (50), Justin Hampson (38), Jae Weong Seo (42)

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Hey everyone, my name's Matt Mancuso and I'm currently studying business at TCNJ. I've been covering the Mets minor-league system for MMN and MMO for the last year. Follow me on at https://twitter.com/Cuso__.