Morning Briefing: Matt Harvey and the Reds Come to Town

 

Good morning Mets fans! Yesterday, the Mets (45-64) were defeated by the Braves (60-48) by a score of 5-4 in ten innings at Citi Field to lose three of four games against their division rivals.

Tonight, Noah Syndergaard (6-2, 2.98 ERA) will face off against Homer Bailey (1-8, 5.87 ERA) at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field, the game can be seen on SNY.

Latest Mets News

The Mets placed right-handed reliever Anthony Swarzak on the 10-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation, and recalled Jacob Rhame to take his place.

Steven Marcus of Newsday reports that the Mets plan to bring back Mickey Callaway as the team’s manager next season, despite the team’s underperformance in 2018.

The Mets requested that Matt Harvey hold his gathering with NY reporters at 3:45 or 4:15 so it won’t conflict with Callaway’s press conference, but Harvey has decided to speak at 4.

Latest MLB News

Dan Martin of the NY Post says Gleybar Torres’ golden touch is gone.

Tom Goldwin of NPR discusses the Fight Against Low, Low Pay In Minor League Baseball.

The Astros have reinstated reliever Roberto Osuna from the restricted list and sent starter Lance McCullers Jr. to the 10-day DL with right elbow discomfort.

The Athletics have acquired reliever Shawn Kelley from the Nationals for international slot money.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia denied reports that he’ll step down at end of season, calling them ‘poppycock.’

The Padres lost two of their veteran pitchers on waiver yesterday, right hander Tyson Ross was claimed by the Cardinals and Jordan Lyles was claimed by the Brewers.

Latest NL East News

The Nationals have agreed on a deal with veteran reliever Greg Holland.

Latest on MMO

Tim Ryder thinks Amed Rosario needs to be playing every day.

Tim also breaks down Zack Wheeler’s elite pitching performance on Saturday night.

Josh Finkelstein discusses Corey Oswalt’s outing from Sunday afternoon.

This Day in Mets History

Birthday’s: Clem Labine, Herb Moford, Victor Zambrano turns 44, Wilmer Flores turns 28.

1988: Jim Gott balks three times in the eighth inning, bringing home two runs in the Mets 5-3 win over the Pirates.

2006: The Mets continue to make a commitment to their young players, signing 23 year-old David Wright to a $55 million, six-year contract extension.

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