Morning Briefing: Mets Hope For Luck of the Irish

Logan Barer – MetsMerized

Good morning Mets fans! Ireland’s own P.J. Conlon will start for the Mets tonight against Homer Bailey and the Cincinnati Reds in the first game of a three-game set. The game will start at 7:10 p.m. in Cincinnati and will be aired on SNY.

Yesterday, the Mets were defeated by the Colorado Rockies 3-2, completing their winless six-game homestand. Check out the highlights below:

Latest Mets News

The Mets changed their minds and decided that they will place Jacob deGrom on the 10-day disabled list and he will not start tonight. The team has said they want to be “overly cautious” with him, according to Mickey Callaway.

The Mets announced that left-hander P.J. Conlon will make his Major League debut tonight, as he will start in place of Jacob deGrom in Cincinnati.

Postgame yesterday, Yoenis Cespedes said his right quad is sore, not his hip. He said he injured it yesterday on a double-play, but that this injury is different than the ones that have plagued him the last few years.

Fred Kerber of the New York Post reports that Anthony Swarzak played catch on Saturday without pain.

Latest MLB News

Check out ESPN’s SC Featured on Stephen Piscotty and his emotional journey home to his mother who is battling ALS.

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will be out at least a month after undergoing emergency groin surgery yesterday. He took a foul tip off a 100 mph Jordan Hicks fastball in the last place you ever want to get hit by anything.

The Dodgers have placed SP Clayton Kershaw on the 10-day disabled list with what an MRI confirmed as biceps tendinitis. Kershaw felt an “unsettling” discomfort while playing catch on Saturday.

The Dodgers have signed Danny Espinosa to a minor league deal, he will report to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The San Francisco Giants have signed 37-year old catcher Ryan Hanigan to a minor league deal.

Latest NL East News

Braves starting pitchers had a 13.14 ERA and allowed 18 runs, as they were swept in a three game set with the San Francisco Giants this weekend.

Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman was out of the lineup for the second straight day yesterday, with what his manager is calling “stiffness” and “soreness.”

Nationals RHP Max Scherzer struck out 15 Phillies yesterday in just 6.1 innings, the most strikeouts a pitcher has ever recorded in 19 outs. He struck out the side in the third, fourth and fifth innings and recorded 12 straight outs via strikeouts from the second through the sixth innings..

Latest on MMO

Joe D says the whole team is slumping right now, including management.

Josh Finkelstein discusses how Mickey Callaway is changing up the lineup in hopes of waking up the bats.

This Day in Mets History

1991: Darryl Strawberry returns to New York as a Dodger with mixed results, as he smacks a two run home run, but makes the last out of the game with the potential tying and winning runs on base in the 6-5 Mets victory.

2013: Matt Harvey throws nine dominant innings of one-hit ball, and strikes out 12 en route to a no-decision in the team’s 1-0 extra-inning victory over the White Sox at Citi Field. He had a bloody nose that day which didn’t seem to slow him much at all.

2016: In the Mets’ 6-3 victory over the Padres, 42 year-old Bartolo Colon goes deep off James Shields, making him the oldest player to hit his first major league home run.

Birthday’s: Billy Murphy turns 74, Manny Hernandez turns 58, Brook Fordyce turns 49, James Loney turns 35.

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