Morning Briefing: Mets Return Home After Embarrassing Display

Good Morning Mets fans!

Today, Jason Vargas (2-6, 8.36 ERA) will attempt to shut down the Braves lineup. The Braves will counter with Anibal Sanchez (5-3, 3.00 ERA). The game will be on SNY at 7:10 p.m.

Is Jose Reyes the latest member of Pitchers Who Rake? A day after throwing 48 pitches, the infielder slammed two home runs in his best hitting performance of the season so far.

Despite a quality start, Noah Syndergaard wasn’t his dominant self. In the second inning, he walked the opposing pitcher, Tommy Milone, on four pitches and found himself in-and-out of trouble throughout the afternoon.

Latest Mets News

Syndergaard was activated for the 10-day DL for yesterday’s game. Tim Peterson was optioned to Triple-A to make room for Thor on the active roster.

Phillip Evans left yesterday’s game with discomfort in his knee that resulted from a take-out slide by Nationals center fielder Adam Eaton.

Steven Matz will receive an MRI after experiencing a “dead arm.”

Betsy Helfand of the Las Vegas Journal tweeted the latest roster moves by the Las Vegas 51s.

Latest MLB News 

According to Bovada Offical, the Dodgers and Astros (last year’s world series teams) are now co-favorites to win this year’s Fall Classic.

Jeff Todd of MLB Trade Rumors explained how waiver trades in August work.

Jake Lamb is considering shoulder surgery that will end his season, per Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic.

Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports that Adam Lind has opted-out of his minor-league contract with the Red Sox.

The Rays DFA’d defensive wizard Adeiny Hechavarria.

Scott Boeck of The USA Today wrote about Adam Jones‘s controversial comments regarding his no-trade clause.

The day didn’t get any better for the Orioles as Caleb Joseph attempted this slide/tackle in their game against the Yankees.

Bruce Bochy confirmed that Johnny Cueto will undergo Tommy John Surgery and will not pitch until 2020.

Latest News in the NL East

After slamming his glove on the ground during Monday’s Mets-Nats game, Shawn Kelley was surprisingly DFA’d.

Latest on MMO

John Sheridan examined the players the Mets got back in exchange for Jeurys Familia.

Also, Sheridan praised Tony Dibrell‘s improvements.

Rich Coutinho wondered what the Mets’ plan of action is.

On this Date in Mets History

Birthdays: Dae-Sung Koo (49)

Frank Viola made his Mets debut on this date in 1989.

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