Morning Briefing: Lugo Looks to Avoid Subway Series Sweep

Good morning Mets fans, last night the team dropped their eighth straight game was they fell to the Yankees 4-3 at Citi Field.

Tonight Seth Lugo takes the mound against Luis Severino on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball as the Mets look to avoid a 0-9 homestand, as well as a Subway Series sweep.

Below is the episode 13 of the Mets Matters podcast with Justin Fried and Josh Finkelstein.

Latest Mets News

Yoenis Cespedes was pulled from his rehab game last night with the Rumble Ponies due to right quad tightness. Prior to leaving, he went 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles.

The Mets are expecting Wilmer Flores to return from the disabled list during the team’s upcoming road trip.

The Mets are at least mulling if a trip down to the minor leagues would help Michael Conforto rediscover his swing.

Mets 2B T.J. Rivera posted footage of him taking some cuts down in Port St. Lucie yesterday, as he progresses back from Tommy John surgery.

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag, the Mets have agreed to terms with first-round pick Jarred Kelenic. FanRag‘s Robert Murray adds that he is likely to receive a bonus of around $5 million.

Tim Tebow tells USA Today that he has always believed in himself, and despite the minor league struggles, he is not going to stop now.

Latest MLB News

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Matt Harvey after his last start says it is ‘Best I’ve felt in a long time.’

Yankees RHP Masahiro Tanaka has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to mild strains in both hamstrings.

Angels GM Billy Epler says the team is hopeful that Shoei Ohtani can avoid Tommy John surgery. “We’re hopeful that he can, that it is completely treatable with the biologic prescription the doctors recommended.”

The Houston Astros have reportedly agreed to terms on a deal with first-rounder Seth Beer.

The White Sox have released LHP Robbie Ross, according to an announcement from their Triple-A affiliate in Charlotte.

The White Sox have also activated left-hander Carlos Rodon from the 60-day disabled list and designated righty Chris Beck for assignment.

The Yankees have signed their first-round pick, 23rd overall choice Anthony Seigler.

Latest NL East News

The Nationals activated OF Adam Eaton from the disabled list prior to Saturday’s game, OF Rafael Bautista was released to make room on the roster.

The Nationals also placed RHP Stephen Strasburg on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation, but the Nationals have reported that there is no structural damage.

Matt Gelb of the Athletic debates if the Phillies can prioritize development, but still expect to win and be a contending team.

Latest on MMO

Rob Piersall says it’s time to give Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil a shot to contribute in the big leagues.

In this Mets Matters, Joe D says there are some things better left unsaid.

This Day in Mets History

1995: Lindsay Nelson passes away at the age of 76.

Birthday: Ken Singleton turns 71.

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