The Mets wore their fantastic Blue uniforms on Monday night, and Matt Harvey had an outing that was every bit as nice as the jersey he was wearing. He tossed 7 innings of 3-hit ball, and the good guys roughed up Roy Halladay en route to a 7-2 victory. The full box score can be found here.
Starting pitcher Shaun Marcum has been dealing with a number of issues this spring, but he may be ready to throw a bullpen session on Tuesday. Terry Collins didn't sound like he thinks Marcum is close to being ready for the rotation though, so i'd expect at least another start or two from Aaron Laffey.
Greg Burke struggled in his first couple of outings with the Mets, but pitched well against the Marlins over the weekend. I don't know if the Marlins really count as major league opposition, but Burke is happy to be back regardless.
Over at Bullpen Banter, they had an excellent report on Steve Matz. Here's hoping that Matz impresses this season, as there is just no such thing as too much starting pitching.
Yesterday at AA
Rob looked at one of the possible sleepers in the Mets farm system, 22-year old Rainy Lara.
April 8 in Mets history featured the first ever game with the Montreal Expos, as well as a birthday for Gary Carter.
I forget if this has been mentioned already, but the Phillies lost yesterday.
Over at Fangraphs, JD looked at Julio Teheran and some of the problems he's had with getting major league hitters out.
BtB took a look at some prospects that used to be ranked very highly that might be in need of a good year in 2013.