Morning Briefing: Wheeler Looks to Put Brakes on Losing Skid

Good morning Mets fans last night the team dropped their fifth straight game as they were defeated by the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 at Citi Field.

This afternoon, the Mets will look to get back on the right track as they send Zack Wheeler to the mound against Dylan Bundy and the Orioles. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. and the game can be seen on SNY.

Latest Mets News

The Mets announced on Tuesday that they have activated infielder Todd Frazier and right-handed relief pitcher Anthony Swarzak from the disabled list.

RHP Gerson Bautista has been optioned, and lefty Buddy Bauman has been designated for assignment to clear roster spots.

As per video from Tim Britton of The Athletic, Yoenis Cespedes hit in a simulated game yesterday against Noah Syndergaard.

Cespedes is expected to do some light running and fielding work this afternoon. And Syndergaard is expected to return to action this weekend against the Yankees.

Sandy Alderson told Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Mets are not currently considering a rebuild despite the recent nosedive.

Get caught up and follow along with the Mets 2018 draft picks with the Mets Minors Draft Tracker.

FanGraphs says a big part of Brandon Nimmo‘s success this year is his improved launch angle.

Mets prospects RHP Joe Cavallaro, LHP David Peterson, catcher Scott Manea and first baseman Jeremy Vasquez have all been named to the South Atlantic League All-Star Game.

Mets prospects Ryder Ryan, Matt Blackham and Matt Pobereyko have all been named to the Florida State League All-Star Game.

Latest MLB News

The Blue Jays have discussed the possibility of promoting Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to Triple-A within the next month.

The Rangers have decided against bringing up Tim Lincecum with his 30-day rehab period running out today, the club has granted him an outright release.

Yankees RHP Jordan Montgomery will have Tommy John surgery on Thursday, he has been on the disabled list for over a month with an elbow strain.

The Cleveland Indians have activated Lonnie Chisenhall from the disabled list, to clear a roster spot CF Bradley Zimmer has been optioned to Triple-A Columbus.

The Rays announced that they have placed righty Chris Archer on the 10-day disabled list with what has been diagnosed as a left abdominal strain.

Latest NL East News

In this Players Tribune Letter to My Younger Self, Hall of Famer Chipper Jones recalls being selected with the first overall pick in the 1990 MLB Draft by the Braves.

The Braves announced they put Julio Teheran on the 10-day DL with a right thumb contusion after he jammed it on a swing in his second at-bat on Monday night.

Daniel Murphy’s struggles continued in his rehab stint, as he committed two more errors last night. He now has committed six errors in seven games with Harrisburg.

The Marlins announced the roster for their alumni softball game as part of their 25th Anniversary weekend.

The Marlins have agreed to terms with first-round draft selection Connor Scott, pending a physical.

Latest on MMO

Michael Mayer provides a closer look at the Mets 2018 first round draft pick, Jarred Kelenic.

Jack Hendon says it is time we start to acknowledge the growth of Steven Matz.

Dilip Sridhar recaps the Mets picks from Day 1 at the draft.

This Day in Mets History

1967: drafted Jon Matlack, Rod Gaspar, Dave Schneck, and Gary Gentry.

1972: drafted Brock Pemberton and Craig Swan.

1978: drafted Hubie Brooks, Mike Fitzgerald, Rick Anderson, and Brian Giles.

1983: drafted Dave Megeden, Dave West, Stan Jefferson, Calvin Schiraldi, Rick Aguilar, and Jeff Innis.

2006: drafted Josh Stinson, Tobi Stoner, Daniel Murphy, and Joe Smith.

2007: signed Jordany Valdespin.

2011: drafted Brandon Nimmo.

2013: drafted Dominic Smith.

Birthday’s: Bud Harrelson turns 74, David Lamb turns 43, Jesus Feliciano turns 39.

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