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Morning Briefing: Mets Begin 10-Game Road Trip

Category: Mets News Written by MetsNews / April 19, 2018

Morning Briefing: Mets Begin 10-Game Road Trip

Good Morning, Mets fans!

Matt Harvey‘s (0-1, 4.80 ERA) last few starts haven’t been that encouraging, but he’ll hope to reverse that trend against a third-place Braves team today. The Braves scheduled starter, Anibal Sanchez, suffered a hamstring injury yesterday and they have not announced his replacement yet.

In yesterday’s game, Tanner Roark quieted the Mets for the first six innings, only allowing two runs. However, the Mets kept battling back against the Nationals bullpen. Just as the eighth inning was the Mets’ demise on Monday night, it was their huge frame last night. The frame began with a 4-2 Nationals lead and ended with nine more Mets runs on the board. Juan Lagares doubled to grant the Mets a two-run lead and Yoenis Cespedes smacked a grand-slam to extend it. The win increased the Mets NL East lead to five game.

Steven Matz allowed a three run homer to Ryan Zimmerman in the first inning, so it seems destined to be one of “those” nights. But he managed to retire his last ten batters of the night before being removed after the fourth inning. Paul Sewald followed him and had another amazing outing, allowing only one run over three innings. AJ Ramos shut down the Nationals in the eighth inning and Seth Lugo finished off the game.

Latest Mets News

According to MMO’s own Jacob Resnick, the Mets have signed Vance Worley to a minor-league deal. In a corresponding move, A.J. Griffin has been released from his minor-league contract, per Betsy Helfand of The Review Journal.

Anthony Swarzak suffered a setback in his return from a left oblique strain and will not begin his throwing session.

Mets 2017 first-rounder David Peterson made his season debut with the Columbia Fireflies and permitted a run and four strikeouts across six innings.

Latest MLB News 

The Yankees have agreed to terms with Adam Lind,signing him to a minor-league contract.

The Athletics-White Sox’s marathon ended when Matt Olson singled in Marcus Semien in the bottom of the 14th inning.

The Angels are hoping Shohei Othaniwon’t miss a lot of time with a blister on his pitching hand.

The Diamondbacks received some devastating news as they learned starting pitcher Taijuan Walker will need Tommy John surgery.

The Yankees created an inspiring anti-bullying video.

Latest News in the NL East 

In a surprising move, the Braves inked Jose Bautista to minor-league deal. He’s expected to appear at third base, a position he hasn’t played regularly since 2011.

The Braves also placed Jose Ramirez on the 10-day DL and will call up former first rounder Jesse Biddle.

The Braves will wait until Ronald Acunagets on a hot streak before promoting him.

Latest on MMO

Jack Hendon opines the Mets should begin calling the Tampa Bay Rays regarding their trade pieces.

John Sheridan answers the MMO Mailbag.

Josh Finkelstein talks about Adrian Gonzalez‘s slump.

This Date in Mets History 

Al Jackson earned the first-ever win by a Mets starting pitcher on this date in 1962.

Birthdays: Frank Viola (58), Brent Mayne (50), Ambiorix Burgos (34)

Published at Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:00:42 +0000

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