Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Morning Briefing: Back home
By Matt Ehalt
Home sweet home.
After an 11-game road trip through four cities, the Mets finally head home to face Atlanta on Tuesday. The Mets finished the road trip at 5-6 after beating the Twins, 6-1, in Minnesota on Monday.
Zack Wheeler faces Brandon Beachy on Tuesday night at Citi Field.
Tuesday's news reports:
• Read game recaps in the Post, Daily News, Star-Ledger, The Record, New York Times, Newsday and Wall Street Journal.
• Monday's winning starter Dillon Gee said about that his recent stretch is "probably the best I've ever thrown it." Gee threw 7 2/3 innings on one-run ball to pick up the win Monday.
• Travis d'Arnaud is staying with the team to be the starting catcher, while Anthony Recker was optioned to Triple-A. D'Arnaud is 0-for-7 in his first three games. Read more in the Post, Star-Ledger and Newsday.
• Jeremy Hefner will have a Tommy John exam on Tuesday. He has a partial tear of the MCL in his right elbow.
• It's still not known whether injured closer Bobby Parnell will need surgery. Parnell has a herniated disk in his neck.
• The Mets will give Matt Harvey an extra day of rest which likely sets up a showdown with fellow All-Star game starter Max Scherzer on Saturday. Carlos Torres will start Friday. Read more in the Daily News, Star-Ledger, The Record and Newsday.
BIRTHDAYS: Former Mets reliever Lance Broadway turns 30. Broadway appeared in eight games for the Mets in 2009. Former Mets outfielder Cory Sullivan turns 34. He also played for the team in 2009.
TWEET OF THE DAY:
YOU'RE UP: How would you grade the Mets on the 11-game road trip that just ended?