Morning Briefing: DeGrom Scheduled To Pitch Two Innings For St. Lucie

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Good morning Mets fans!

Jacob deGrom is scheduled to begin his rehab assignment with Low-A St. Lucie in Port St. Lucie this evening. He’s expected to throw two innings.

Before deGrom take the mound in Florida, the Mets will look to right the ship in the third and final game of their series with Texas. With Atlanta only 2.5 games back, the Mets will need a big game from Carlos Carrasco at today’s 1:40 PM ET game.

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Per Tim Healey or Newsday SportsJacob deGrom will start a rehab assignment this afternoon with Low-A St. Lucie at Clover Park. He is scheduled to throw two innings.

According to Joel Sherman of the New York PostMet’s top prospect Francisco Alvarez has been called up to Triple-A Syracuse and is expected to report on Monday.

Per Tim Healey or Newsday SportsEdwin Diaz has been named the National League Reliever of the Month for June by MLB. Diaz had a 0.93 ERA and 21 strikeouts (one walk) in 9 2/3rd innings.

According to Buster Olney of ESPNsome baseball industry professionals believe that if Jacob deGrom opts out of his Mets’ contract, the Atlanta Braves are a favorite to land him.

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Aaron Barrettpitcher in the Washington Nationals’ organization, announced on Twitter on Saturday that he will be pitching his last professional game on Monday, July 4th

Per Ben Nicholson-Smith of SportsNetthe Toronto Blue Jays have acquired left-handed pitcher Anthony Banda from the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash.

according to Fox Sports: MLBthe Washington Nationals announced contract extensions for general manager Mike Rizzo and manager Dave Martinez.

The St. Louis Cardinals hit four consecutive home runs on Saturday against the Phillies. That marks just the eleventh time in MLB history a team hit four consecutive home runs.

Stats by STATS noted that as of Saturday the Minnesota Twins are the first team in American League history to follow up back-to-back walkoff losses with back-to-back walkoff wins (within a single season).

according to MLB Trade RumorsJonathan Villar is headed to the Los Angeles Angels.

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Sam Klein recapped the Mets’ minor league affiliate games from Friday, July 1, which included another Mark Vientos home run.

Johnluke Chaparro discussed why Max Scherzer is not only a great pitcher, but a better teammate.

Andrew Steele-Davis talked about Eduardo Escobar breaking out of his slump with a clutch home run.

In an MMO Exclusive, Matthew Brownstein talked with 1969 World Series Champion Ron Swoboda

Mojo Hill recapped Trevor May‘s first bullpen session in two months.

Mojo Hill talked about Jacob deGrom getting the call to begin a rehab assignment with Low-A St. Lucie on Sunday.

Andrew Steele-Davis discussed Edwin Diaz‘s strong June numbers and Diaz being named NL reliever of the month for June.

Nick Rucco recapped the Mets’ 7-3 loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

On This Date in Mets History

1996: Alex Ocoa hit for the cycle in the Mets’ 10-6 win over the Phillies.


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