Morning Briefing: DeGrom Closes Out Subway Series with Makeup in the Bronx

After taking two of three from the Marlins in South Beach and before they head to Baltimore for a two-game set, the New York Mets will head to the Bronx to play the postponed Subway Series finale against the Yankees.

Jacob deGrom will square off against the Yanks ace, Luis Severino. The game is scheduled for 7:05 PM and can be seen on ESPN.

The Mets rode seven decent innings of work from Noah Syndergaard, a first-inning run manufactured by Amed Rosario, and a two-run homer from Jose Reyes for a 4-3 win over the Fish.

Mets News

David Wright played five innings at third base for the Advanced-A St. Lucie Mets, going o-for-3 with two strikeouts. He is expected to play again tomorrow, as per reports.

After Sunday’s win, Jacob Rhame was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas. The Mets plan to recall right-hander Tim Peterson to take his spot on the 25-man roster.

As per reports, the Mets are considering two additional candidates, Blue Jays GM Tony LaCava, and Tampa Bay Rays special assistant Bobby Heck, for their soon-to-be vacant GM position.

MLB News

Red Sox starter Chris Sale returned from the disabled list with a bang, racking up 12 strikeouts in five innings of work, allowing one hit and walking none, propelling Boston to a 4-1 win and four-game sweep over the Orioles.

The Seattle Mariners capped off a four-game sweep of their own over the reigning World Series champion Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park, beating the ‘Stros 4-3 in ten innings. The M’s are now four games back of Houston in the AL West.

NL East News

The Braves took two of three from the Brewers this weekend at SunTrust Park, keeping the race atop the NL East a close one, with Atlanta (64-51) and Philadelphia (65-52) in a virtual tie for first place.

Matt Gelb of The Athletic broke down his observations after a week on the road with the Phils and gave some insight on Asdrubal Cabrera‘s first few weeks with the team.

As per Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Touki Toussaint will make his MLB debut for the Braves in the first game of their doubleheader at home against the Marlins.

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Josh Finkelstein shed a light on Michael Conforto‘s second-half resurgence.

John Sheridan took an in-depth look at Mets pitching prospect Christian James.

This Day in Mets History

1969: Ed Kranepool becomes the Mets all-time home run leader for the Mets, passing Jim Hickman.

2000: At Shea Stadium, the Giants get two unusual runs in the fourth inning as the Mets outfielder Benny Agbayani catches what he thinks is the third out and gives the ball to a kid in the stands, allowing the two runners on base to score.

Birthday’s: Vinegar Bend Mizell, Jon Switzer turns 40, Hansel Robles turns 29.

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