Morning Briefing: Matz Looks to End Series on High Note

Good Morning Mets Fans!!

The Mets will finally have an early game today as they’ll face off against the Rockies at 3:10 P.M. Steven Matz (3-4,3.31 ERA) will matchup against southpaw, Kyle Freeland (6-6, 3.59 ERA).

Glass Half-Full Mentality: The Mets can actually score runs. Their offense has perked up throughout the Colorado series as they have scored 28 runs throughout their last three games.

Glass Half-Empty Mentality: We can’t pitch. Although the defense permitted three runs to score last night, the Mets pitching allowed seven more runs and has been primarily ineffective throughout the series. In yesterday’s contest, every-time the Mets had the lead, their bullpen quickly gave it right back.

Latest Mets News

The Mets recalled Chris Flexen and sent Hansel Robles back down to Triple-A.

The Mets made a couple of moves on the draft frontier. They signed RHP Ryley Gilliam and C Nick Meyer to overslot deals.

Noah Syndergaard isn’t paying attention to any trade rumors.

Clayton Kershaw will be activated next week and will thankfully miss the upcoming Mets-Dodgers series. Meanwhile “fan-favorite” Chase Utley will come off the DL just in time to face the Mets. There are so many things I could say about this, but this is a family-friendly website, so I can’t.

Kevin Kernan of The New York Post doesn’t want the Mets to trade Jacob deGrom.

According to Tim Healey of Newsday, Jay Bruce has been diagnosed with a hip strain.

Latest News in the MLB 

The Cubs placed Brandon Morrow on the 10-day DL with back spasms. He’s now atop the list of “the weirdest injuries of all-time” after he suffered his back malady putting on his pants.

Jesse Spector of The Score chronicled a player’s time while in DFA limbo.

Statcast-darling Franchy Cordero is currently deciding to undergo elbow surgery, per AJ Cassavell of MLB.com

Latest News in the NL East

Ben Badler of Baseball America previews the NL East’s involvement during this year’s international signing period.

Brandon Nimmo and Marlins third baseman Brian Anderson hired CAA Sports as their new agency.

The Marlins released Severino Gonzalez and Sean Burnett.

A Phillies fan was injured after she was hit by a frankfurter thanks to Phillie Phanatic’s hot-dog cannon. Yep, you heard that right.

The Braves will activate Mike Foltynewicz off the disabled list for Sunday’s start.

Latest on MMO

John Sheridan answered the MMO mailbag.

Jason Woodell analyzed Mets top prospect Andres Gimenez.

Josh Finkelstein wrote how the Kelvin Herrera deal impacts a potential Familia trade.

Finkelstein also mentioned Asdrubal Cabrera‘s hot streak.

Jack Hendon examined Jason Vargas‘ poor start.

On this Date in Mets History

Jim Bunning pitched a no-hitter on Father’s Day against the Mets in 1964.

Birthdays: Jeff Musselman (55)

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