Morning Briefing: Wheeler Set to Face Cardinals

Good morning Mets fans! Yesterday, Noah Syndergaard had a very strong outing in the Mets 2-1 win over the Houston Astros.

This start was a very positive sign for Syndergaard, who was able to keep his pitch count down (77) over 5.2 shutout innings. He also lowered his spring ERA to an impressive 1.88, while striking out five batters and walking two. Robinson Cano would provide all the Mets offense as he drove in both runs on a two-run blast to dead center.

Today, Zack Wheeler takes the hill against St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. ET and will be televised on SNY.

Now lets take a look at what else went on in the baseball universe on Wednesday!

Latest Mets News

Jed Lowrie is continuing to progress, says Brodie Van Wagenen.

Todd Frazier took swings yesterday, per Matt Ehalt of The Record.

Carlos Gomez cannot compete in games until his work visa is approved, says Deesha Thosar of The NY Daily News.

According to Mike Mayer of MMO, the Mets have made three more international signings.

Scout gives Baseball America a critical review on Pete Alonso.

Steven Matz discusses 9/11 as the origin of his appreciation of first responders.

Citi Field is adding a tasty new sandwich to their menu this season, tweets Darren Rovell.

Latest MLB News

Jay Bruce talks poor 2018 season and negative conversation with first base coach, Rueben Amaro, writes Joel Sherman of The New York Post.

The Seattle Mariners have released Dustin Ackley.

Adam Jones is not dwelling on his lack of a market this offseason, writes Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports.

Charlie Morton expects his new contract with the Tampa Bay Rays to be his last.

According to Ben Badler of Baseball America, the San Francisco Giants added one of the top international free agents for $2.6 million.

Mike Petriello of MLB.com examines the top 10 projected defensive teams in 2019.

Tim Healey of Newsday looks at the possibility of another strike in baseball.

Latest NL East News

Washington Nationals add Tony Sipp, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network.

Atlanta Braves are not in talks with Craig Kimbrel or Dallas Keuchel, says Heyman.

Latest on MMO

John Flanigan writes about relief pitcher Tim Peterson‘s strong bid to make the Mets bullpen.

Jacob Resnick created a “PSL Notebook” that includes Mickey Callaway‘s high praise of Luis Avilan.

Logan Barer gives his top 5 NL MVP candidates for 2019.

Today in Mets History 

Birthdays: Josh Stinson (31)

 

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