The Mets have lost four of their last five games, including the first three games of their four-game set with the Yankees. They are now 12 games under .500 with the ninth-worst record in baseball, 18 games back in the NL East and 11 losses back in the Wild Card race.
The Mets and Yankees close out their four-game series at 7:10 p.m. on Thursday night at Citi Field.
Steven Matz (2-6, 5.54 ERA) starts for the Mets opposite Luise Severino (9-5, 3.32 ERA).
In Case You Missed It
Rene Rivera hit a home run and Robert Gsellman delivered 5 1/3 innings in his return from the disabled list, but the Mets fell to the Yankees, 5-3, on Wednesday night. To read local, beat writer reports, check out MLB.com, NJ.com, Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Times, the Bergen Record and the Daily News.
Following the game, Gsellman apologized for his recent comments toward GM Sandy Alderson.
David Wright thinks he can play for the Mets this season, but GM Sandy Alderson is less confident.
Matt Harvey threw three scoreless innings Wednesday during his second rehab start in Brooklyn.
In his first rehab appearance in a game, Jeurys Familia allowed a walk and struck out one during a scoreless inning with Class A St. Lucie.
While there has been speculation that Seth Lugo is on the DL because of his elbow, Alderson reiterated that Lugo is currently only dealing with a shoulder issue.
Links to Read
The Mets and Yankees continue to trend in opposite directions >> Lennon, Newsday
The Mets miss Wright for more than just his on-field production >> Klapisch, Bergen Record
There needs to be a better plan for the Mets regarding who plays third base >> Ackert, NY Daily News
Dominic Smith grew up idolizing current Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks >> Braziller, NY Post