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Matt Harvey flirted with a no-hitter into the seventh inning before Justin Morneau broke up the bid with a home run, as the Mets beat the Twins 4-2 on Saturday. Marlon Byrd got the scoring started with a long solo home run and the Mets tacked on three more runs in that inning. For more, here are the recaps from the game:
Rain has washed out the series finale with the Twins this afternoon and the two teams have decided to make the game up on August 19th in Minnesota.
With that rainout in the books, the Mets now head to Colorado, where they'll start a four-game set with the Rockies. It looks like it'll be even colder there, reaching as low as 9 degrees, and Mets brass isn't too happy that the team will have to play in that frigid cold.
As Travis d'Arnaud marinates in Triple-A, John Buck is tearing the cover off the ball as the Mets' catcher. But what happens when d'Arnaud is ready for a callup to the big leagues? Terry Collins says that the Mets could play both catchers, using Buck at first base (where he's never played before). Of course, what are the odds that Buck keeps going like this?
Down on the farm, a pair of pitching prospects are building up their own value. Noah Syndergaard looks like he's the real deal on the mound. Meanwhile, Rafael Montero, who pitches tonight for Binghamton, is impressing many and could become excellent rotation depth or a trade chip in the near future.
Yesterday At AA
Daniel Convery has yesterday's Daily Farm System Report.
Want to play a game? Chris McShane has a Mets Mind Boggler for you if you have nothing to do today now that the Mets are postponed.
Brock Mahan looks back at April 13th in Mets history when Tom Seaver made his debut.
Around the NL East
Around the Majors
Joe Madden: bunting is "overrated". Me: Agree.
At Beyond the Box Score, Ben Horrow asks if Sabermetrics and the "Old School" are really at war.
Jim Baker of Baseball Nation has uncovered the 10 coolest Jackie Robinson items on Ebay.