Morning Briefing: Wheeler Looks to Finish Two Game Series Sweep

Good morning Mets fans! This afternoon, Zack Wheeler (2-2, 5.03 ERA) will face J.A. Happ (4-3, 4.80 ERA) as the Mets will look to complete the two-game series sweep at 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field.

Last night the Mets offense exploded for twelve runs and sixteen hits, as they defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 12-2 at Citi Field.

Latest Mets News

As per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, New York Mets’ outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has been nursing a mild strain of his right hip flexor.

From Tim Healey of Newsday, Mets’ GM Sandy Alderson said Cespedes, “is prepared to be realistic” about possibly spending some time on the disabled list and that he and the team plan on coming to a decision over the next few days.

According to Anthony Dicomo of MLB.com, the Mets have bumped up Jacob deGrom’s next start a day from Saturday to Friday night at Citi Field against the Diamondbacks. Steven Matz will now pitch Saturday, and Noah Syndergaard will make his start on Sunday.

Tim Healey of Newsday is reporting that the Mets have recalled relievers Buddy Baumann and Jacob Rhame. The team has placed Jerry Blevins on the paternity list and optioned Corey Oswalt in corresponding moves.

David Wright is headed to the doctors in about two weeks with hopes of being cleared for baseball activity.

Fan Graphs has the Mets selecting CF Travis Swaggerty out of South Alabama in their Mock Draft 2.0.

Former Mets employee Chris Granozio was fired after being record laughing at a private vulgar joke.

Latest MLB News

Major League Baseball has been suspended Seattle Mariners All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano 80 games for violating MLB’s joint drug agreement.

In his first at-bat since returning to the Athletics from the bereavement list, Stephen Piscotty hit a long home run over the Green Monster.

The National League finally has a winning record in interleague play for the first time since 2003.

The Dodgers announced Tuesday that they’ve reinstated infielders Justin Turner and Logan Forsythe from the disabled list.

The Indians announced yesterday that they’ve placed outfielder Bradley Zimmer on the 10-day DL.

The Red Sox have acquired LHP Josh Taylor from the Diamondbacks.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced that OF A.J. Pollock will miss 4-8 weeks with an avulsion fracture in his left thumb.

The Padres have placed young lefty Joey Lucchesi on the 10-day DL with a hip strain.

The Yankees have announced they’ve recalled outfielder Clint Frazier from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and designated right-hander David Hale for assignment.

Dave Dombrowski and the Boston Red Sox believe that Carson Smith might have suffered a major injury after a freak incident that hurt his shoulder after throwing his glove on the bench in the dugout.

Latest NL East News

The Braves have claimed LHP Chad Bell off of waivers from the Tigers.

Nationals OF Adam Eaton believes he will be able to return to the team in six weeks.

Latest on MMO

Michael Mayer reviews Keith Hernandez’s new book “I’m Keith Hernandez.”

Rob Piersall discusses five under-performers who are hurting the Mets.

On this edition of Talkin’ Mets, Mike Silva recaps Mickey Callaway‘s tough week.

Dilip Sridhar says Asdrubal Cabrera just might be here to stay.

This Day in Mets History

1983: In an 11-4 rout of the Pirates, rookie right fielder Darryl Strawberry hit his first major league home run, a two-run shot off Pittsburgh’s Lee Tunnell at Three Rivers Stadium.

Birthday’s: Frank Seminara turns 51 and Jerrod Riggan turns 44.

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