Morning Briefing: Mets Look To Keep Hitting

Good morning Mets fans!

The Mets defeated the Giants 6-3 last night. Jeff McNeil hit a go-ahead double in the eighth inning and Michael Conforto homered in the win.

Tonight, the Mets continue their series against the San Francisco Giants. Noah Syndergaard is lined up to take the mound against Casey Kelly. First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. on SNY and 710 WOR.

Latest Mets News

David Lennon of Newsday writes that the Mets are making a mistake by playing Dominic Smith in the outfield instead of first base.

Mets manager Mickey Callaway said that the Mets need to prioritize defense, writes Tim Healey of Newsday.

Latest MLB News

Yu Darvish is done for the season due to a stress reaction on his elbow. Darvish pitched to a 4.95 ERA in eight starts with the Cubs this year.

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that Giants catcher Buster Posey is likely to have a hip surgery that would end his season.

Latest NL East News

Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post writes about the confrontation between Nationals GM Mike Rizzo and relief pitcher Shawn Kelley that led to Kelley’s designation for assignment. Kelley was traded to the Oakland Athletics earlier this month.

Mark Bowman of writes about 20-year-old Braves pitcher Bryse Wilson after he made his MLB debut on Monday.

Todd Zolecki of writes about the Phillies attempts to improve their poor defense.

Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald writes about the reception that Giancarlo Stanton has received in his return to Miami this week.

Latest on MMO

Tim Ryder writes that Wilmer Flores will continue to be the Mets everyday first baseman for the rest of this season.

Dilip Sridhar takes a look at Jacob deGrom’s historic season, writing that he has been the best pitcher in the National League.

Rob Piersall writes that second baseman Jeff McNeil has impressed fans and the Mets front office.

John Sheridan writes about the Mets prospects that have shown progress at each level.

This Date in Mets History

1977 – Tom Seaver strikes out 11 Mets in his first appearance at Shea Stadium since being traded to the Reds.

2005 – Mets rookie catcher Mike Jacobs hits a pinch-hit three-run home run in his first major league at-bat.

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