Morning Briefing: Wheeler, Mets Look For Series Win

Good morning Mets fans! The Mets will look to bounce back and take the rubber game as they send Zack Wheeler to the mound against Sal Romano tomorrow afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 12:35 p.m. The game can be seen on SNY and heard on 710 WOR.

Yesterday, Jason Vargas was roughed up for the third straight start as the Mets were defeated by the Cincinnati Reds by a score of 7-2 on Tuesday night at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati.

Latest Mets News

The Mets announced Tuesday that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Corey Oswalt from Triple-A Las Vegas. In a corresponding move, the team has sent down left-hander P.J. Conlon.

The New York Mets have traded RHP Matt Harvey to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for catcher Devin Mesoraco and cash, the team announced on Twitter.

In corresponding moves, the team placed Todd Frazier on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain, and to make room on the 40-man roster, they’ve moved Anthony Swarzak to the 60-day disabled list.

With Frazier going to the DL, the Mets are expected to call up INF Luis Guillorme for some added infield depth.

The New York Mets received some good news yesterday regarding starting pitcher Jacob deGrom. After a two-inning, 46-pitch simulated outing, deGrom told Matt Ehalt of The Record, “Feel like I’m good to go.”

Noah Syndergaard came away from another mediocre start over the weekend with a new desire to implement an old idea: elevate his fastball, not his pitch count.

Mets Triple-A Las Vegas outfielder Bryce Brentz fractured a bone in his foot and will miss 4-6 weeks, per Betsy Helfand.

Latest MLB News

After no-hitting the Toronto Blue Jays last night, Seattle Mariners LHP James Paxton is the second Canadian born pitcher in Major League history to throw a no-hitter. He is the first Canadian born pitcher to throw one in Canada.

Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna was arrested yesterday, and was charged with assault on a woman. The club has place the young righty on administrative leave.

Cleveland Indians lefty Jeff Beliveau will remain in the organization after being outrighted, while right-hander Matt Belisle has chosen free agency after he cleared waivers.

Latest NL East News

The Braves announced yesterday they have outrighted RHP Luke Jackson. Taking his place on the active roster is LHP Luiz Gohara, who’ll return to the majors for the first time in 2018.

Latest on MMO

In the MMO exclusive, we sit down with Mets first base prospect Jeremy Vasquez.

Tim Ryder says the offensive improvements from Jay Bruce and Adrian Gonzalez opens the door for the Mets.

Rob Piersall discusses some pf the Mets internal options that are better than Jose Reyes.

Over on Mets Minors, Mets Daddy discusses Pete Alonso begin named to Baseball America’s All-Prospect Team.

This Day in Mets History

1962: Mets trade Hobie Landrith to the Orioles for Marv Throneberry.

1984: two SportsChannel cameramen at Shea Stadium were ejected by umpire Joe West for showing two Mets replays of controversial calls from the game.

1991: Mets claim Mark Dewey off waivers from the Giants.

Birthday’s: Jerry Buchek turns 77, Aaron Harang turns 41.

Let’s go Mets!

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