Monday, May 20, 2013
Morning Briefing: Momentum, anyone?
By Matt Ehalt
After going nearly a month without a series win, the Mets beat the Cubs, 4-3 on Sunday to take two of three from Chicago. The last series the Mets had won dated back to April 19-21, when they took two of three from Washington.
The Mets look to build off that series win as they welcome Cincinnati to Flushing for a three-game set.
Monday's news reports
• Read game recaps in the Star-Ledger, Daily News, Post, The Record, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Newsday.
• After Daniel Murphy hit the game-winning homer on Sunday, manager Terry Collins said Murphy may stay in the leadoff spot. Murphy hit leadoff for just the fifth time in his career.
• Scott Rice is on pace for 99 appearances this year, which would be a Mets record. Collins said it will be a concern if Rice keeps up with this amount of appearances. Read more in the Star-Ledger, Daily News, Post and The Record.
• Juan Lagares' first career homer tied Sunday's game and helped the Mets record the victory. Lagares' two-run shot tied the game at 3-3 in the seventh. Read more in the Star-Ledger and Newsday.
• Andrew Brown left Sunday's Triple-A Las Vegas game with an oblique strain. If the Mets look to demote Ike Davis to the minors, Brown could have been a top candidate for the Mets to promote.
• Pitching prospect Rafael Montero was promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas for a spot start. He's 4-3 with a 3.47 ERA this year for Double-A Binghamton.
• From the bloggers ... < a href="http://metspolice.com/2013/05/20/video-slideshow-from-mets-fans-trip-to-wrigley/">Mets Police has a video of a trip to Wrigley Field this past weekend. ... Mets Report on why it would be wrong to fire Collins now.
BIRTHDAYS: Former Met infielder Wilson Valdez turns 35.
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