Good morning, Mets fans!
Today, the Mets will play host to the Washington Nationals at 4:10 p.m. In the penultimate game before the All-Star break, Zack Wheeler (2-6, 4.42 ERA) will pitch against Austin Voth (MLB debut). The game can be viewed on WPIX and 710WOR.
Yesterday, Noah Syndergaard made his triumphant return off of the disabled list as he held the Nationals to one run over five innings and helped his own cause with an RBI single in second inning. The Mets won 4-2.
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In order to make room for Syndergaard on the active roster, P.J. Conlon was sent down to Vegas.
There were a couple of updates with Mets players progressing from their injuries. Todd Frazier swung for the first time since going on the DL with a left rib cage muscle strain, per Kristie Ackert of The New York Daily News. Later in the day, Matt Ehalt of The Record reported that Yoenis Cespedes has began his running program.
Michael Conforto hosted children at Citi Field from the Cancer Center For Kids at the NYU Winthrop. Per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, Brandon Nimmo joined his teammates in visiting patients at The Ronald McDonald House New York.
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Jayson Stark of The Athletic published A Useless Information column.
Mark Feinsand of MLB.com highlighted 10 players who have sent their trade stocks soaring.
Two years after his postseason heroics, Ryan Merritt was DFA’d by the Indians.
Old friend Sean Gilmartin inked a minor-league deal with the Orioles.
I don’t know how to break this news to you without an exuberant celebration, but Chase Utley had a press conference to announce that he will retire after the 2018 season. (Sorry for the pun)
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Lewis Brinson will be out for several weeks due to a bone bruise in his hip.
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John Edwards disagrees with the Mets’ offseason gameplan.
On this Date in Mets history
In 2001, Bobby Valentine picked up his 1,000th managerial win after the Amazin’s defeated the BoSox 2-0.
Let’s Go Mets!