Morning Briefing: Mets Look To Win Two Today Before Off Day

Good morning Mets fans!

Today the Mets will wrap up their series against the Cubs. Jason Vargas will take the hill against Alec Mills at 2:20 p.m.

However, they will first have to continue a suspended game from last night at 1 p.m. that will start in the 10th inning.

Latest Mets News

David Wright was promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas where he will continue his rehab assignment.

Jacob deGrom led the MLB.com Cy Young poll, getting the nod over Washington ace Max Scherzer and Philadelphia starter Aaron Nola.

First base prospect Peter Alonso will not be called up this season. Mets assistant GM John Ricco said that there is not enough playing time available to call Alonso up to the Majors. Alonso has slashed .277/.393/.560 with 33 home runs between Double-A and Triple-A this year.

Latest MLB News

Sam Miller of ESPN ranked the 17 types of double plays, placing the 1-2-3 double play at the top of his list.

Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal writes about Mike Shildt, the new Cardinals manager who worked his way up the organization to his current position.

Twins pitcher, Michael Pineda, has a torn meniscus in his right knee and will not appear in the Majors this year. Pineda, who signed a two-year deal with the Twins in the offseason, was recovering from Tommy John Surgery and had not yet made an appearance this season.

Latest NL East News

The Nationals have placed relief pitcher Ryan Madson on revocable trade waivers. Madson has pitched to a 5.28 ERA over 44.1 innings this season.

The Atlanta Braves signed catcher Tyler Flowers to a contract extension for one year and a club option. Flowers has slashed .225/.357/.335 this season for Atlanta.

The Phillies designated pitcher Mark Leiter Jr. for assignment. Leiter, who last appeared for the Phillies on August 16, has made only 12 appearances this season while accumulating a 5.40 ERA.

Eno Sarris of The Athletic writes about how Nationals outfielder Juan Soto was overlooked by scouts before getting called up this season.

Latest on MMO

Rob Piersall writes about the Mets decision to not call up first baseman, Peter Alonso.

Jack Hendon writes about the key to a successful bullpen.

John Sheridan spotlights Mets outfield prospect Jhoan Urena. The Binghamton outfielder launched three home runs on Monday night and is slashing .252/.317/.410 for the season.

This Day in Mets History

1989: New York Mets starter and reigning Cy Young award winner Frank Viola allows only three hits, all singles, as the Mets defeat Orel Hershiser and the Dodgers 1-0.

Birthdays: Noah Syndergaard is 26; Anthony Recker is 35.

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