Morning Briefing: Oswalt Looks to Bring the Heat

Good Morning Mets Fans!

Corey Oswalt (1-2, 5.13 ERA) will face off against Dan Straily (4-5, 4.35 ERA) at 7:10 p.m. The game can be viewed on SNY and 710 WOR. Oswalt’s been a lot better since his latest Major-League promotion.

Zack Wheeler‘s 23-inning scoreless streak ended, but he still turned in seven very strong innings against the Fish. He’s finally developed into the ace we’ve always hoped he could be. Meanwhile, Amed Rosario had three hits and plated two runs as the Mets defeated the Marlins 6-2.

Latest Mets News 

Mike Puma of The New York Post reported that the Mets are focusing their GM search on executives who will forgo analytics. If you ask me, this thinking does not make sense.

Puma also indicated that the Mets will not call up Peter Alonso in September. This move makes even less sense.

The Braves and Brewers had the most interest in Zack Wheeler prior to the trade deadline, per Jon Heyman of Fancred.

Steven Matz will pitch a simulated game on Saturday and is line to return on Thursday.

Latest MLB News

Aaron Judge‘s wrist is still fractured and his initial three-week timeline looks optimistic.

Jon Tayler of Sports Illustrated wrote about Felix Hernandez‘s impending move to the bullpen.

Jake Kaplan of The Athletic discussed Collin McHugh‘s transformation

The Orioles surprisingly DFA’ed Danny Valencia.

Rusty Dodd of The Athletic talked about Carter Hope‘s drug addiction and his road back to Major-League Baseball.

Curtis Granderson shares a lesson that he believes all children and parents should know about athletics.

Baseball America ranked famous All-Stars on their tools.

Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic was the first to tweet that Kenley Jansen will miss about a month with an irregular heartbeat.

Jay Jaffe of Fangraphs profiled Edwin Jackson‘s colorful career.

Former MLB’er Esteban Loaiza faces life in prison after he pleaded guilty to smuggling cocaine.

Ronald Guzman became the first Rangers rookie to homer three times in a game.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today broke the news that Padres minor-leaguer Diego Goris has been suspended 50 games for using recreational drugs.

Michael Clair ranked the best Topps Baseball Card from 1951 to 2018.

The Padres DFA’d Phil Hughes and called up Jacob Nix.

The Tigers signed Zach McAllister.

Latest in the NL East 

The Phillies made a pretty bouring move, and acquired Justin Bour from the Marlins. He’s expected to be a depth piece.

The Phillies DFA’d Jake Thompson to make room for Bour on the active roster.

Latest on MMO

Mike Silva and Michael Mayer discussed the Mets improving farm system.

Mayer also revealed how Brandon Nimmo got into bad habits.

I published MMO’s list of the top Mets prospects.

On this Date In Mets History 

Francisco Rodriguez created a public firestorm by throwing punches at his girlfriend’s grandfather in 2012.

Birthdays: John Mitchell (52), Al Pedrique (57)

Let’s Go Mets!

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