Morning Briefing: When It Rains, It Pours

Today, the Mets will receive another day off, which will be their second this week. Tomorrow, they’ll start a series against the Diamondbacks, who have surprisingly been one of the baseball’s best teams this year. The opener of the series will feature a Jacob deGrom (3-0, 1.83 ERA) vs a Zack Godley (4-2, 4.08 ERA) matchup.

The Blue Jays finally broke their winless streak at Citi Field, winning 12-1. Zack Wheeler simply wasn’t the same after being forced to wait 28 minutes because of a rain delay. Before the break, Wheeler had pitched three effective innings. However, his command fell apart and he was quickly sent to the showers. AJ Ramos and Buddy Baumann didn’t fare any better, permitting three runs apiece.

If there was a silver lining to yesterday’s game, it was that Wilmer Flores has seemingly begun to get out of the funk he’s been in all year, as he went 2-4 with a double.

The Mets have not won two straight games since the middle of April.

Latest Mets News 

The Mets finally placed Yoenis Cespedes on the 10-Day DL with a right hip flexor strain. They recalled Phillip Evans from the 51s to take his roster spot.

Juan Lagares suffered a left big toe sprain in the ninth inning of yesterday’s game.

There was some news with a pair of former Met relievers. Josh Edgin triggered his opt-out clause of his minor-league deal with the Orioles. Erik Goeddel was released by the Mariners.

Latest MLB News 

The Cardinals placed Luke Gregerson on the 10-day DL with a right shoulder impingement.

Jason Castro will most likely miss the rest of the season with a full meniscus tear.

In a suprising move, the Astros optioned Jake Marisnick to Triple-A.

Blake Swihart‘s agent has asked the Red Sox to considering trading away Swihart. Hypothetically, Swihart could be the perfect fit for the Mets catching dilemma.

The Indians resigned reliever Matt Belisle to a minor-league deal.

Joey Votto apologized for his remarks in which he berated James Paxton‘s no-hitter.

The Rays put Carlos Gomez on the 10-Day DL and recalled MLB.com #8 Rays prospect Christian Arroyo.

Latest NL East News

Phillies starter Nick Pivetta continued his strong season with a seven innings of one-run ball with 11 strikeouts against the Orioles.

The Nationals and Yankees were not able to continue their suspended game from yesterday and will resume it on June 18th.

Latest on MMO

John Sheridan answered the MMO mailbag.

Josh Finkelstein wrote about Devin Mesacro’s strong home debut.

Finkelstein also examined Amed Rosario‘s contributions in the nine hole.

On this Date in Mets History

In 2001, Steve Trachsel allowed a team-record four home runs.

In 2009, Mike Pelfrey also made history as he became the first MLB pitcher to balk three times in one game.

Birthdays: Dick Smith (79)

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