Good morning Mets fans! The New York Mets (47-65) had an off day yesterday after winning their series against the Cincinnati Reds (50-65) a day prior.
Latest Mets News
The Mets will take on the Miami Marlins (47-69) at Marlins Park tonight in a battle that will either help pad the Mets’ fourth place standing or help the Marlins take over fourth.
Zack Wheeler (6-6, 3.89 ERA) gets the nod tonight and he will look to keep the good times rolling as he hasn’t given up a run in 17 consecutive innings. He will be opposed by Jose Urena (3-11, 4.66 ERA) who is coming off a start where he gave up eight hits, two walks, and six runs in five innings. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. EDT and the game will be broadcast on SNY and 710 WOR.
Ben Cherington told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe that while he loves his job as VP of player development with the Toronto Blue Jays, he is open to other opportunities. He has been recently connected to the Mets and their soon-to-be-vacant general manager position.
Latest MLB News
Bartolo Colon wants to surpass Juan Marichal‘s record for most innings pitched by a Dominican-born player (3,507 innings) according to Levi Weaver of The Athletic. That means it’s possible that he may pitch in 2019 as well.
MLB will have Players’ Weekend this year from Aug. 24 to Aug. 26 according to Eric Fisher of SportsBusiness Journal. Just like last year, players will be able to wear custom jerseys and tees with nicknames on them.
Scott Boras spoke on MLB Network Radio about shifts and how he doesn’t like how they negatively affect his clients.
Latest NL East News
The Dominican Prospect League called for Atlanta Braves’ broadcaster Joe Simpson to be suspended or voluntarily sit out a game after questioning Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto‘s age on air.
Latest on MMO/MMN
John Sheridan continued his “3 Up, 3 Down” series after the Mets’ three-game set with the Reds.
Sheridan also wrote a “MMO Prospect Spotlight” that focused on four of the Mets’ shortstop prospects.
Matt Musico wrote a piece that questioned whether the Mets are truly going to do enough in the offseason to contend next season.
This Day In Mets History
1994: Bret Saberhagen won his 14th and final game of the strike-shortened season. He finished the year third in Cy Young award voting after going 14-4 with a 2.74 ERA, 1.026 WHIP and 143 strikeouts in 177 1/3 innings and 24 starts.
2004: Tom Glavine sustained injuries after the taxi bringing him from LaGuardia Airport to Shea Stadium got into an accident.