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Morning Briefing: Giant slayers?

8/3/2014

NEW YORK

FIRST PITCH: The weekend of the no-hit watch continues for the New York Mets, and the next guy up has some recent experience with such pursuits.

Bartolo Colon (10-8, 3.88), who just two starts ago carried a perfect game two outs into the seventh inning in Seattle, faces the San Francisco Giants Sunday afternoon in the third game of a four-game series that has already featured three no-hit bids. Left-hander Madison Bumgarner (12-8, 3.41), who threw a one-hitter in 2012 against the Cincinnati Reds, gets the start for the Giants, in a 1:10 p.m. ET game at Citi Field.

Colon is bidding for his 200th career win. He would become the third Dominican-born pitcher to reach that plateau.

Sunday's news reports

• It was another impressive start Saturday night for Mets rookie Jacob deGrom, who carried his no-hit bid into the seventh inning and got credit for a 4-2 win. Read game stories in the Post, Daily News, Times, Newsday, Star Ledger, Record and MLB.com.

• DeGrom has pitched so well that he has to be in consideration for National League Rookie of the Year. He has pitched so well that he has Matt Harvey comparing him to . . . himself? Absolutely, Harvey tells Mike Puma in the Post. Anthony McCarron in the Daily News makes the same comparison. Mark Herrmann in Newsday says deGrom is proof that the Mets' future can be now.

• You've got to believe that David Wright's shoulder is still an issue, but if so, it's something the Mets captain won't talk about or blame for his sub-par July. Read more in the Post, Daily News and Star Ledger.

• Noah Syndergaard is on a hot streak at Triple-A Las Vegas, but manager Terry Collins won't predict whether Syndergaard makes it to the Mets in September. Read more in the Times.

• What's Lenny Dykstra up to, now that he's out of prison? Richard Sandomir of the Times went to find out.

• Steven Matz has become the newest kid pitcher to watch in the Mets farm system, and Will Sammon writes in Newsday that the big difference is the development of his curveball.

• Attendance has picked up some at Citi Field, but the Daily News reports that the city isn't getting anywhere close to the predicted revenue from suites the public owns at Citi Field and Yankee Stadium.

• A fan fell off the left-field party deck before Saturday's game. Read more in the Daily News and Star Ledger.

BIRTHDAYS: Kevin Elster turns 50 on Sunday. ... Mackey Sasser is 52.

TWEET OF THE DAY:

YOU'RE UP: Does Jacob deGrom's recent run remind you of Matt Harvey?