Morning Briefing: Mets Look To Secure First Series Win Since May

Good Morning, folks! Today, the Mets look to win the rubber game of their series with the Tampa Bay Rays. Chris Flexen will get the start today after the Mets opted to push Zack Wheeler back a day.

Yesterday, Steven Matz was pretty darn good but aside from him, no one else did much.

Latest Mets News

Tonight, All-Star teams will be announced. Jacob deGrom will be named an All-Star at that time and Brandon Nimmo might have a chance to be named to the team too. Among NL outfielders, he ranks fifth in OBP, second in slugging, first in wOBA, first in wRC+, and tied for third in fWAR.

Joel Sherman of the NY Post writes about how the Mets are doubling down on their failed season.

Latest MLB News

The Astros called up Kyle Tucker, one of the best prospects in baseball.

The Red Sox are interested in Fernando Rodney.

The Royals cut Justin Grimm.

According to Jon Morosi, the Brewers and Phillies are interested in Whit Merrifield.

SB Nation posts the latest info on Manny Machado. They say a deal might be done by this weekend.

Latest NL East News 

Mark Bowman of writes that Ronald Acuna Jr. hopes to return to the lineup soon.

Meghan Montemurro of the Athletic writes about how the Phillies are re-defining international signings.

Victor Robles has begun a rehab assignment for the Nationals.

Latest on MMO

Jack Hendon writes about the amazing Jacob deGrom.

This Day in Mets History

Birthdays: Ken Sanders turns 77, Gary Kroll turns 77.

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I became a Mets fan in the 2008 season. Since the Alderson regime, I've embraced saber-metrics and advanced stats to back up my eye tests.