Morning Briefing: Mets Try to Leave Home on High Note

Good morning Mets fans! Tonight, the Mets send Jacob deGrom to the mound as they look to take the rubber game against Dan Straily and the Miami Marlins at 7:10 pm at Citi Field. The game can be seen on WPIX11 and heard on 710 WOR.

Last night, the Mets snapped their four-game winning streak as they were defeated by the Marlins 5-1 at Citi Field.

Latest Mets News

The Mets have agreed to a one year deal with outfielder Jose Bautista, he was in the lineup last night.

Devin Mesoraco was out of the lineup on Tuesday with what the team is calling a bruised left arm, however, he is available off the bench.

According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, Yoenis Cespedes is still receiving treatment for his strained hip flexor but has yet to resume baseball activity.

The Mets announced yesterday that catcher Kevin Plawecki and right-handed pitcher Hansel Robles will begin rehab assignments on Wednesday at Triple-A Las Vegas.

According to an announcement from the Mets, right-handed pitcher Anthony Swarzak threw a bullpen session in Florida on Tuesday.

Mets SS prospect Andres Gimenez draws comparisons to Gleybar Torres in Baseball America’s scouting reports for 2015’s Top 30 International Prospects.

The Mets released Colby Woodmansee, their fifth-round pick from 2016. After a solid debut in Brooklyn, injuries slowed him down and he was expected to miss all of 2018.

The Mets have signed Aaron Laffey to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A. Laffey, who had been with the Somerset Patriots, pitched for the Mets in 2013.

Latest MLB News

The historic Doubleday Field is expected to be undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation.

Carlos Gomez tells the Yahoo Sports MLB podcast that drug testing is not random and they are testing specific types of players.

Rustin Dodd of the Athletic tells the story of how Kansas City native David Cone became the stat-nerd king of New York baseball.

Angels 3B Zack Cozart is worried that teams have an ulterior motive when using relievers as starters.

The Tampa Rays have promoted the organizations #2 Prospect, 22-year old SS Willy Adames with 2B Joey Wendle being placed on paternity leave.

Veteran righty Phil Hughes has been designated for assignment by the Minnesota Twins.

The Twins have acquired 1B Chris Carter from the LA Angels, Carter will report to Triple-A Rochester.

The Diamondbacks have placed outfielder Steven Souza Jr. on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right pectoral.

The Mariners announced today that outfielder/infielder Dee Gordon has been placed on the 10-day DL with a fractured big toe.

Latest NL East News

Braves 21-year-old 2B Ozzie Albies took over the National League lead after hitting his 14th home run of the season last night.

Nationals starter Jeremy Hellickson left last night’s start after 5.1 innings due to a blister.

Latest on MMO

Rob Piersall says Monday’s Jason Vargas was the pitcher the Mets thought they were getting.

John Sheridan breaks down Jacob deGrom’s great start in this Neon Moment of the Week.

Jack Hendon weighs the pros and cons of signing Jose Bautista.

This Day in Mets History

1963: Mets first baseman Gil Hodges is immediately named manager of the Washington Senators, replacing Mickey Vernon, when the teams complete a deal that sends Jimmy Piersall and a player to be named later to New York.

1965: Mets’ outfielder Ron Swoboda takes his position wearing a batting helmet – on his foot. After kicking the protective headgear, which gets stuck on his spikes, manager Casey Stengel ordered the young player to go out to the field.

2004: Kazuo Matsui sets a franchise mark with his fifth leadoff home run of the season.

Birthdays: Pepe Mangual turns 66, Butch Metzger turns 66, Ricky Gutierrez turns 48, Vic Black turns 30.

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