Meet the Mets
Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler. Zack Wheeler and Matt Harvey. The Mets got a glimpse at what could be a very exciting one-two punch yesterday, as they swept a doubleheader from the Braves behind the right arms of Mr. Harvey and Mr. Wheeler. Harvey had a no-hitter through 6 and struck out 13 over 7 innings in a 4-3 victory, while Wheeler tossed six shutout innings in his big league debut, 6-1 Mets win.
After the game, the Mets announced some roster moves. First they acquired outfielder Eric Young Jr from the Rockies in exchange for Collin McHugh. To make room for Young on the roster, the Mets designated Collin Cowgill for assignment. They also are set to promote Andrew Brown up from Las Vegas. The corresponding move there wasn't announced, though it may be Scott Atchison headed to the DL after he injured his groin last night.
There was plenty of Wheeler hype written before the righty took the mound yesterday. John Sickels named Wheeler his prospect of the day. At Fangraphs, Marc Hulet looked at Wheeler. Our own Jeffrey Paternostro had a primer on Wheeler. Grant Brisbee wrote about the Mets and relying on young pitching.
First round pick Dominic Smith is very close to being finalized, says an insider. Smith will head to the GCL once the deal is final.
Yesterday At AA
Greg Karam has our Daily Farm Report from Tuesday.
Around the NL East
Around the Majors
Porter Fischer, the whistleblower in the Biogenesis case, says the people running Major League Baseball are "the biggest scumbags on Earth".
Bad news for the Yankees, who've lost both Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis again. Teixeira is back on the DL with his wrist injury, while Youkilis could miss 10-12 weeks after having surgery on a herniated disk.
Did you know that Vin Scully was almost a Yankee?
Drew Sheppard uses the magic of animated GIFs to track R.A. Dickey's knuckleball. GIFs + Dickey Knuckler = Awesome