Morning Briefing: Lugo Looks to Snap Mets Six Game Skid

Good morning Mets fans!

Yesterday, the Mets (31-44) were defeated by the Los Angeles Dodgers (41-35) by a score of 8-7 at Citi Field for the team’s sixth straight loss.

Tonight, the Mets will look to sort this mess out as they send Seth Lugo to the mound against the Pirates. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and can be seen on SNY.

Latest Mets News

Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo left yesterday’s game due to a sore pinky finger after being hit by a pitch, initial x-rays came back negative but Nimmo will undergo an MRI today.

The Mets are going to give Amed Rosario a “mental break” to “work on some things,” so he will likely be out of the lineup tonight.

Mike Vaccaro of the NY Post says Sandy Alderson is destroying the Mets and he needs to be stopped.

With infielder Luis Guillorme graduating from the Mets Top 30 Prospects list, 19-year-old Kingsport Mets shortstop Shervyen Newton enters.

After striking out 54 batters in 33.1 innings for Columbia, Mets prospect Stephen Villines was promoted to St. Lucie.

Latest MLB News

Despite recent reports, Hanley Ramirez is not under federal investigation and has not been connected to any drug ring.

The Yankees will likely place catcher Gary Sanchez on the disabled list because of a right hip/groin problem.

The Padres have interest in Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

The Padres have announced that they’ve designated left-hander Tyler Webb for assignment.

The Rockies announced that they’ve placed reliever Bryan Shaw on the 10-day disabled list with a right calf strain and recalled righty Yency Almonte from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Latest NL East News

The Braves have placed closer Arodys Vizcaino on the DL, selected the contract of reliever Evan Phillips, and have DFA’d infielder Philip Gosselin.

Marlins rookie starter Caleb Smith injured his left shoulder in the Marlins’ 8-5 win over the Rockies.

Latest on MMO

Jack Hendon discusses the Mets “bullpening” in Sundays loss to the Dodgers.

Josh Finkelstein breaks down the new low set by the Mets situational hitting.

This Day in Mets History

1989: The Mets, with Sid Fernandez on the mound, play a nine inning game without recording an infield assist, beating the Phillies at Shea Stadium 5-1. The Amazins set a National League record and tie the major league mark, as the second to ever to accomplish the feat.

2001: In the first professional baseball game in Brooklyn after a 44-year absence, the short season class A minor league Cyclones win their home opener at Keyspan Park.

2016: Mets sign Jose Reyes.

Birthday’s: Alejandro Pena turns 60, Aaron Sele turns 49, Michael Tucker turns 48, Carlos Delgado turns 47, Kane Davis turns 44.


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