Morning Briefing: DeGrom Back on the Hill for New York – metsmerizedonline.com

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Good morning Mets fans! Yesterday the New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins 6-5 in the second game of a three-game series. Jason Vargas got the win and Justin Wilson locked down the save in the win. Dominic Smith collected two hits in his first start of the season, and Wilson Ramos collected another two hits for the Mets.

Tonight, Jacob deGrom (1-0, 0.00 ERA) takes the hill as the Mets wrap up their series in Miami. deGrom will be opposed by Trevor Richards (0-0,1.50 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 p.m., and the game will be televised on SNY.

Latest Mets News

After Juan Lagares was hit by a pitch on Saturday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports that x-rays on Lagares’ right index finger were negative.

Mathew Brownstein of MMO reports that right-handed pitcher Jordan Humphreys will start the season on the IL with Single-A St. Lucie.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic names Mets skipper Mickey Callaway as one of his six managers on the hot seat in 2019.

The Mets announced several features and events of opening weekend. The Mets host the Nationals on April 4.

Latest MLB News

Jim Duquette reports that Bud Black, the manager of the Rockies, has announced that Daniel Murphy will be out for at least a month with his finger injury.

MariaGuardado of MLB.com reports that the Giants have acquired outfielder Kevin Pillar from the Blue Jays. Toronto is receiving right-handed pitcher Juan De Paula, infielder Alan Hanson and right-handed pitcher Derek Law in the deal.

Lance Brozdowski of Baseball Prospectus writes about the effects that sliders have on other pitching grips.

J.J. Cooper of Baseball America writes about the relationship between pitcher workload and Tommy John surgery.

Bill Baer of NBC Sports and Hardball Talk posted the MLB style and pronunciation guide.

Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com writes about a tournament in the Dominican Republic created by the MLB Trainer Partnership Program.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Rockies have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher German Marquez on a five-year $43 million contract

Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports that the Blue Jays have signed Randal Grichuk to a five-year $52 million extension.

Latest NL East News

Prior to his return to Washington on Tuesday night, Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper posted a message of appreciation for the Nationals on his Instagram account.

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that Nationals shortstop Trea Turner has undergone X-rays on his hand. Matt Adams left the game against the Phillies with a back spasm.

Jeff Passan of ESPN reports that the Braves have signed outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. to an eight-year, $100 million contract extension with two club options.

Latest on MMO

Dilip Sridhar posts the game recap from the Mets 6-5 win over the Marlins on Tuesday.

Tim Ryder writes about the feud between Lenny Dykstra and Ron Darling.

John Sheridan writes about Robinson Cano’s home run off Max Scherzer as the Neon Moment of the Week.

Teddy Klein writes about Baseball America’s Mets International Free Agent Review.

Brian Greenzang names Jacob deGrom and Pete Alonso as players of the week.

Sam Brown writes about Brodie Van Wagenen’s infectious confidence.

Roberto Correa writes that Todd Frazier and Travis d’Arnaud will begin a rehab assignment in St. Lucie.

This Day in Mets History

Birthdays: Jay Bruce is 32.

1966: Tom Seaver picks the Mets’ name from a hat in a lottery, giving the Mets the rights to his contract.

1989: The Mets win their 11th consecutive home opener, defeating the Cardinals at Shea Stadium.

2006: Sportsnet NY broadcasts its first regular season baseball game a Mets 3-2 win over the Nationals.

2009: The Mets sign Gary Sheffield on the major league minimum after the veteran was cut by the Tigers.

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