Morning Briefing: A Pair of Debuts

Photo courtesy of the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Good morning, Mets fans.

Tonight’s game will have two pitchers making their MLB debuts.  Drew Gagnon (0-0,0.00 ERA) will face off against Enyel De Los Santos (0-0, 0.00 ERA). The game can be viewed on SNY and 710WOR at 7.10 p.m.

Yesterday, the Mets actually won a game! I know, what a shocker! In the first game of the doubleheader, Wilmer Flores‘ walkoff dinger in the 10th inning moved him atop the Mets leaderboards for all-time Met walk offs, but most importantly, gave the Mets a 4-3 victory over the Phillies.

The nightcap featured a matchup between the All-Star Aaron Nola and Corey Oswalt. Oswalt pitched well for five innings, but a three-run double off the bat of Nola ruined both his no-no and his stat-line. The Mets were unable to scratch out any offense with Nola retiring 18 consecutive batters at one point.

Latest Mets news

The Mets made a ton of roster moves before yesterday’s doubleheader. Todd Frazier was placed on the DL with a pulled rib muscle and the Mets promoted Ty Kelly from Vegas to take his roster spot. Chris Flexen was sent back down to Vegas after his poor outing and P.J. Conlon was recalled. Jacob Rhame was also called up to be the 26th man for yesterday’s games.

Between contests, Jerry Blevins was reactivated from the bereavement list and Chris Beck was (finally) DFA’ed.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports was told that the Dodgers are potentially interested in Asdrubal Cabrera. The Dodgers’ system is flush with right-handed relievers so they could be a perfect match.

Nick Fuchs (via Twitter) first noted that the Mets have promoted their first round pick Jarred Kelenic to the Kingsport Mets.

The aforementioned Kelenic was named to Baseball America’s Hot Sheet.

Jason Vargas impressed during his rehab start for Brooklyn, pitching six scoreless frames with nine strikeouts.

Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling tried to teach Brandon Nimmo to be a tough guy, but to no avail in a hilarious episode of an Amazin’ Life.

Sheryl Ring of Fangraphs talked about Jenrry Mejia‘s impending MLB return.

Latest MLB News 

Manny Machado rumors were abound yesterday. Jon Morosi of MLB Network revealed that the Dodgers will not part with top prospects Alex Verdugo, Walker Buehler and Keibert Ruiz for the shortstop.

Later in the day, Morosi also mentioned how the Brewers are the supposed front runners for the gifted defender

The Yankees have entered the Machado sweepstakes, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN believes that the Orioles will not trade Machado before the All-Star game.

J.J. Cooper of Baseball America profiled Ray Black, the Giants newest reliever.

Passan also chronicled the horrendous and disgusting behavior from Latin American baseball trainers.

The White Sox claimed Ryan LaMarre off waivers from the Twins.

The Tigers released veteran reliever Junichi Tazawa.

Yadier Molina will replace an injured Buster Posey on the NL All-Star team.

Latest NL East News

The Nationals activated backstop Matt Wieters from their DL and sent Pedro Severino back down to the minors.

Latest on MMO 

Rob Piersall advocates for Drew Smith to be placed back in the Mets bullpen.

Joe D is frustrated with the Mets’ lack of effort.

John Sheridan published his 3 Up, 3 Down series

On this Date in Mets history 

In 1999, Matt Franco singled home Rickey Henderson to defeat Mariano Rivera and the Yankees 9-8.

Birthdays: Bob Bailor (67),Larry Burright (81).

Let’s Go Mets!

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