Morning Briefing: Mets Return Home for Eight Game Homestand

Good morning Mets fans! The Mets are off today, but they return home to Citi Field to welcome Curtis Granderson and the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night at 7:10 p.m.

Yesterday, the Mets dropped the series finale of their rain-shortened series at Citizen’s Bank Park with the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 4-2.

Latest Mets News

Tim Healy of Newsday reported that the Mets optioned Buddy Baumann to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for Jacob deGrom‘s activation from the 10-day DL.

Jacob deGrom was removed from the game yesterday strictly due to his high first inning pitch-count (45), as the team announced through the SNY broadcast.

With Jay Bruce returning from paternity leave, Dominic Smith is headed back to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Mets prospect and Binghamton Rumble Ponies 2B Jeff McNeil continued his torrid start to the 2018 season, hitting for the cycle in the Rumble Ponies win on Sunday afternoon.

A Mets executive told Mike Puma of Baseball America, the team is very pleased with first base prospect Peter Alonso‘s defensive improvements.

Jordany Valdespin is still the man, David Lennon of Newsday has the story of him and his new career with the Long Island Ducks.

Latest MLB News

After being hit by a pitch in yesterday’s game, the Seattle Mariners have announced that 2B Robinson Cano has suffered a fractured right hand.

The San Francisco Giants are taking an aggressive approach to ace Madison Bumgarner’s rehab as he is nearing his 2018 debut.

17 years after being drafted, Texas Rangers LHP Brandon Mann entered last night’s game in the seventh inning to make his Major League debut.

After lasting just three innings in his return from the disabled list, St. Louis Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright is likely headed back to the DL.

Latest NL East News

The Philadelphia Phillies have optioned RHP Jake Thompson to Triple-A Leigh Valley.

The Miami Herald says Marlins starter Jose Urena is not at fault for his 0-6 start to the season.

Latest on MMO

In the MMO Fan Shot, we take a look at some Mother’s Day Flashbacks!

Josh Finkelstein says the Mets are playing with fire by starting Yoenis Cespedes.

Finkelstein also says Luis Guillorme should start at third until Todd Frazier returns.

This Day in Mets History

1972: After twenty-one seasons with the Giants, 41 year-old Willie Mays returns to New York, and in his Mets debut he hits a game-winning home run off Don Carrithers to defeat his former team, 5-4.

Birthday’s: Dick Tidrow turns 72, Dave LaRoche turns 71, Takashi Kashiwada turns 48, Brian Lawrence turns 43.

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