Morning Briefing: Mets Head Home for 11 Games in 10 Days

Good morning Mets fans! Last night, the Mets used a five-run fifth inning to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 at the Rogers Centre.

The Mets head home to Citi Field to take on the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. Jacob deGrom will take the mound against Ryne Stanek at 7:10 pm.

Latest Mets News

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that Noah Syndergaard will start for the Brooklyn Cyclones on Sunday, a return before the All-Star break is certainly possible.

Yoenis Cespedes rested yesterday, but is expected to attempt more running and start baseball activities today.

Anthony Dicomo of MLB.com reports that the Mets will push back Zack Wheeler‘s next start to Monday to avoid taxing the bullpen in Monday’s doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies.

In place of Wheeler, the Mets will call up a yet-to-be-determined minor league starter to face off against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.

Catcher Devin Mesoraco cleared the concussion protocol, but the team will monitor him over the next week.

Latest MLB News

Last night Shin-Soo Choo extended his streak of reaching base safely to 44 games, which is tied for the third longest in Rangers history.

The Dodgers have acquired right-handers Dylan Floro and Zach Neal and international bonus pool space from the Reds. The Reds will receive minor league right-handers Aneurys Zabala and James Marinan.

Dodgers RHP Walker Buehler will throw a simulated game in Anaheim on Sunday and rejoin the team after if all goes well.

Yankees 2B Gleyber Torres was placed on the 10-day DL with a “minor” right hip strain.

The Seattle Mariners are showing interest in Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ.

The Angels have placed lefty Tyler Skaggs and outfielder Chris Young on the 10-day disabled list, Deck McGuire and Jabari Blash have been recalled.

Latest NL East News

The Braves are interested in Manny Machado but currently are more focused on controllable relievers.

The Nationals have designated lefty Tim Collins for assignment to make room for the activation of Matt Adams from the DL.

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Matt Mancuso took a look at Mets fourth round pick Adam Hill.

Josh Finkelstein says Robert Gsellman has been worse than people think.

This Day in Mets History

2000: Mets right-handed reliever Eric Cammack triples in his only major league at-bat, joining Charlie Lindstrom (1958), Eduardo Rodriguez (1973), and Scott Munninghoff (1980) as the only players to accomplish this feat.

2014: The Brooklyn Cyclones, attracting a sellout crowd of 8,241 fans at MCU Park in Coney Island, celebrate the 25th anniversary of the debut of Seinfield.

Birthday’s: Jeff Innis turns 57, Dave Eiland turns 53.

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