Morning Briefing: Mets Look to Cool Off Hot Pirates

Good Morning Mets Fans! Yesterday afternoon, the Mets knocked off the Padres 6-4, winning their first series since back in May against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Tonight, the Mets open up a three-game set against the Pirates in Pittsburgh with Steven Matz looking to continue his string of success against a Pittsburgh team fresh off the end of an eleven-game winning streak.

Latest Mets News

Yoenis Cespedes opted to have surgery to repair his calcification in both his heels. A setback free recovery time will likely be 8-10 months.

Andy Martino of SNY reports that Zack Wheeler could be traded “any time now.” He also said the same about Wilmer Flores, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Devin Mesoraco.

He expects Jose Bautista to stay with the team through the deadline, though.

Noah Syndergaard could start as soon as August 1, according to Mickey Callaway.

The Padres have expressed interest in moving some of their 10 Top 100 prospects for Noah Syndergaard or Jacob deGrom.

The Mets have no plan to go after Cuban outfielder Victor Victor Mesa, according to MMO’s Michael Mayer.

Latest MLB News

The Red Sox traded two prospects to Tampa Bay in return for starter Nathan Eovaldi.

The Blue Jays have traded Seunghwan Oh to the Rockies, according to Steve Phillips.

The Rays announced that they moved Matt Andriese to the Diamondbacks.

Mark Feinsand of reports that the Blue Jays are close to trading starter J.A. Happ. 

The Pirates lost yesterday after winning 11 in a row.

Latest NL East News

The Braves have minimal interest in Mike Moustakas, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.

The Washington Nationals are NOT considering selling, despite recent struggles per Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

Latest On MMO

Josh Finkelstein discussed another solid start by Corey Oswalt.

Ernest Dove wrote about seeing Mets pitching prospect David Peterson.

Today In Mets History

1962: Brave’s Warren Spahn homers off of Craig Anderson to set the NL record for home runs by a pitcher, 31.

2012: Matt Harvey dazzles in his debut in Arizona, striking out eleven over 5.1 innings and only allowed three hits. He also recorded two hits of his own.

Birthdays: Guillermo Mota turns 45, and Billy Wagner turns 47.

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