Morning Briefing: Mets Offense Looks To Stay Hot In Philadelphia

Good morning Mets fans! The New York Mets (52-68) split a doubleheader with the Philadelphia Phillies (67-54) on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park. In the first game of the doubleheader Corey Oswalt (2-2, 5.16 ERA) picked up the win thanks in part to a franchise-record 24 runs scored by the Mets. In the second game, Steven Matz (5-10, 4.60 ERA) took the loss after giving up six runs (four earned) in two innings in his first start off the disabled list.

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Noah Syndergaard (8-2, 3.22 ERA) will toe the rubber tonight against Aaron Nola (13-3, 2.28 ERA) who has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season. The game is scheduled to begin at 6:05 p.m. EDT and will be broadcast on SNY and 710 WOR.

David Wright continued his rehab assignment with the St. Lucie Mets on Thursday by playing six innings at third base and going 0-for-3. Ed Delany of MMN snapped some photos of the captain.

Bobby Wahl has experienced an uptick in velocity coming off thoracic outlet surgery as mentioned by Mike Puma in a Baseball America article. That is extremely rare considering many pitchers struggle to even come back from the surgery at all.

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Eno Sarris of The Athletic made a case to why the stolen base should make a comeback.

Yasiel Puig and Nick Hundley were fined for their actions in Tuesday’s game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. Puig was also suspended for two games starting on Friday.

Marc Carig of The Athletic wrote about CC Sabathia who helped change the clubhouse culture for young players after a bad experience during his first few years in the majors.

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Pat Reddington of Federal Baseball wrote about the state of the Washington Nationals who entered Thursday’s game nine games behind the Atlanta Braves for first place before picking up a game last night.

Jose Urena was suspended and fined by MLB for intentionally throwing at Ronald Acuna Jr. on Wednesday. His suspension will be for six games and take effect today.

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Jack Hendon broke down Zack Wheeler‘s performance from Wednesday.

Matt Musico wrote about a potential Wright and Jose Reyes reunion and the mixed feelings it would bring.

Mark Healey wrote a piece that touched on a few things including old school baseball and the importance of developing talent in the minors.

Tim Ryder reflected on what has been the makings of a career year for Wilmer Flores.

John Sheridan continued his “3 Up, 3 Down” series following the Mets’ two-game set with the Baltimore Orioles.

Sheridan also wrote a “MMO Prospect Spotlight” on Anthony Kay who has performed well in his first professional season.

This Day in Mets History

1973: Willie Mays hit the 660th and final home run of his career against Don Gullett of the Cincinnati Reds.

Birthdays: Skip Lockwood turns 72 and Mike O’Connor turns 38.

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John is a communication major (with a concentration in broadcasting/telecommunications) and a minor in English at Manhattan College. He aspires to make a career out of his passion for sports. John was formerly a production intern at The Dr. Oz Show and a newsroom intern at SNY. He is currently a student associate in the production and programming department of MSG Networks during his final semester. He has served as the sports editor for Manhattan College's newspaper (The Quadrangle), a managing editor for Last Word On Baseball, and an editor here at MetsMerized Online. He now serves as a senior writer for both The Quadrangle and MMO. You can follow John on Twitter @John97Jackson.