Morning Briefing: DeGrom Looks to Salvage Braves Series With Split

Good morning Mets fans, last night the Mets were defeated by the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Tuesday night at SunTrust Park.

The Mets look to avoid the sweep of the two-game series this afternoon as Jacob deGrom takes the mound against Mike Soroka and the Braves at 12:10 p.m. at SunTrust Park.

Latest Mets News

Last night, Mickey Callaway was ejected from the game for the first time in the managerial career.

According to Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, right-hander Noah Syndergaard is in New York and will receive a second opinion on his strained right index finger.

Alderson added prospects 1B Peter Alonso and UTL Jeff McNeil are on the team’s radar and a promotion to Triple-A Las Vegas could happen soon.

The Mets feel that they don’t have someone to replace Jose Reyes, and in order to unload him, they would need to find someone.

Alderson acknowledged the team’s recent struggles and said he takes full responsibility for where they are at.

Check out these comments and many more from Alderson’s phone conference here.

According to Mike Puma of the NY Post, Seth Lugo is scheduled to make another start on Friday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks, followed by Jason Vargas on Saturday.

According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, infielder Wilmer Flores will begin a rehab assignment with Single-A St. Lucie. The team expects him to return during the road trip.

Former Cyclones manager, Rich Donnelly, will join the Cyclones as Bench Coach for the 2018 season.

The New York Beer Fest is coming to Citi Field on Saturday, July 21!

Latest MLB News

St. Louis Cardinals pitching prospect Alex Reyes reveals his infant daughter is battling cancer.

James Wagner of the New York Post discusses when Spanish names don’t Flummox English-Speaking baseball announcers.

Tigers All-Star 3B Miguel Cabrera will miss the remainder of the season due to a ruptured biceps tendon.

Gary Sanchez has the lowest BABIP in MLB on grounders, per Mike Petriello of MLB.com.

Red Sox reliever Carson Smith is set to undergo shoulder surgery tomorrow, the team announced to reporters.

The Red Sox announced that they’ve acquired minor league outfielder Eric Filia from the Mariners as the player to be named later in April’s Roenis Elias trade.

Cardinals reliever Luke Gregerson had arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn right meniscus yesterday.

The Indians have promoted top prospect C Francisco Mejia, per a club announcement.

After being released by the Indians, reliever Matt Belisle has agreed to a major league deal with the Twins.

Latest NL East News

The Nationals have activated 2B Daniel Murphy from the disabled list, and he made his season debut last night.

An unnamed National League Exec called Nationals’ Bryce Harper ‘Overrated’ and ‘a Losing Player.’

Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz was pulled from last nights start due to triceps tightness.

Latest on MMO

Rob Piersall discusses the recent success of Mets RHP prospect Drew Smith.

Joe DeMayo of Amazin’ Avenue joins Mike Silva to talk about Mets first-round pick, Jarred Kelenic and other players to watch from last week’s amateur draft in this week’s Talkin’ Mets.

This Day in Mets History

1965: At Shea Stadium, Ron Swoboda breaks the franchise record for home runs hit by a rookie.

2008: Mets purchased Trot Nixon from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

2012: R.A. Dickey tosses his second career one-hitter in the Mets’ 9-1 victory over the Rays and breaks the franchise record for consecutive scoreless innings.

2015: Mets claimed Kirk Nieuwenhuis from the Los Angeles Angels.

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