Morning Briefing: June’s Second Seven Game Losing Streak

Good morning Mets fans!

Last night, the Mets (31-45) fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates (37-41) by the score of 6-4 at Citi Field. It marked the teams seventh straight loss, the second such streak this month alone.

Tonight, the Mets will send Steven Matz (3-5, 3.68 ERA) to the hill to face off against the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chad Kuhl (5-5, 4.56 ERA). First pitch is at 7:10 pm.

Latest Mets News

Brandon Nimmo’s MRI results came back negative yesterday, and he won’t go on the disabled list. For now, he is considered day-to-day.

Prior to last nights ball game, the Mets called up RHP Tyler Bashlor, the hard throwing righty made his major league debut last night.

According to Matt Ehalt of The Record, Noah Syndergaard threw 15 pitches off a mound on Sunday and will throw off a mound again today. After that, he is slated to throw a live batting practice session on Friday.

Mets 3B David Wright took batting practice at Citi Field on Monday, he will travel with the team to Miami and continue his rehab in Port St. Lucie.

The Mets have agreed to a $1,038,000 bonus with third-rounder Carlos Cortes, per MLB.com’s Jim Callis.

Prior to last night’s game, Steven Matz was honored as a finalist for the ‘18 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award, an award named after the Hall of Famer.

Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic discusses why the Mets need to extend Jacob DeGrom.

Latest MLB News

With 10 days remaining in All-Star Game voting, here is a National League update.

Big Papi, David Ortiz, has agreed to a multi-year deal to stay with FOX as a studio analyst.

The Tigers announced today that they’ve signed No. 1 overall pick Casey Mize. The former Auburn ace received a $7.5MM signing bonus.

The Yankess have officially placed C Gary Sanchez on the DL with a right groin strain, and have optioned OF Clint Frazier to Triple-A.

The Pirates’ Triple-A affiliate announced that right-hander Johnny Hellweg has been granted his release in order to pursue an opportunity to play in Japan.

Latest NL East News

Marlins lefty Caleb Smith is likely done for the season after suffering a Grade 3 Lat Strain.

The Phillies announced that they have placed right-hander Edubray Ramos on the 10-day disabled list due to a right shoulder impingement and recalled Hector Neris in his place.

Latest on MMO

In this edition of the Talkin’ Mets podcast Mike Silva discusses with Rich Mancuso of NY Sports Day wether the Mets should rebuild or retool.

In the MMO Fan Shot, Marc Epstein asks Where is the Accountability?

Jack Hendon says Sundays Bunt Faux-Pas is a Microcosm of Systemic Incompetence.

This Day in Mets History

1963: President John F. Kennedy delivers his iconic “Ich bin ein Berliner” (I am a Berliner) speech from the steps of Rathaus Schneberg. During his visit, large crowds greet JFK with banners, including one that reads, “Let’s Go Mets”.

1983: Rusty Staub ties the single season record with his eighth consecutive pinch hit.

Birthday’s: Bill Robinson, Jason Middlebrook turns 44, Luis Hernandez turns 35.

LGM!

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