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Coming off a four-day stretch in which they played only two games, the Mets are set to play for seventeen days in a row, beginning tonight with their first of three games hosting the Rangers.
With Max Scherzer’s return to the rotation appearing to be imminent following his second rehab start with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, the Mets are leaning toward a Sunday night rehab start in St. Lucie for Jacob deGrom.
Speaking of Scherzer, he offered some thoughts on what it was like to work with top Mets prospect Francisco Álvarez behind the plate for Binghamton.
Speaking of deGrom and Scherzer, the pair are necessities for the Mets, writes Andy McCullough.
Around the National League East
There was also a report that the Nationals were ramping up their offer to keep Juan Soto on the team long term, but the Athletic reported that was false.
Casey Motter, the Braves’ PA announcer, passed away.
Around Major League Baseball
The Guardians beat the Twins and now sit just one game behind Minnesota for first place in the American League Central.
The Yankees are looking for outfield help because of the struggles of Aaron Hicks and Joey Gallo, making this our third Heyman link of this instance of Mets Morning News.
FanGraphs considered the approach of Giancarlo Stanton and whether or not it could work for other hitters.
If you’d like to read about the development of a chemical coating for baseballs, the Boston Glove has you covered.
This Date in Mets History
Dwight Gooden and George Foster hit notable home runs on this date in years past.