Mets Morning News: Mets pound Phillies 8-0 on Harvey Day, David Wright takes lead in All-Star voting

Hunter Martin

New York Mets-related news and links for June 24, 2013.

Harvey Day did not disappoint yesterday, as Matt Harvey tossed six scoreless innings with six strikeouts and the offense pounded out nine extra-base hits en route to an 8-0 drubbing of the Phillies. Harvey was pulled after a 20-minute rain delay with the Mets leading 6-0 and probably could have pitched deeper into the game. David Wright was the hitting star, going 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple, and a ninth-inning home run for good measure. The Mets won the series, making it two road-series victories in a row.

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The Mets are off today but start a two-game series with the White Sox in Chicago on Tuesday. Here are the pitching matchups:

Tuesday, June 25th: RHP Zack Wheeler vs LHP Chris Sale
Wednesday, June 26th: RHP Shaun Marcum vs LHP John Danks

Great news! David Wright has overtaken Pablo Sandoval in National League third base All-Star voting. It's a relatively slim lead though, so keep voting until the July 4th, 11:59 pm deadline. Don't stop the voting.

Adam Rubin thinks Matt Harvey should start the All-Star Game. Me: agree.

Mark Simon at ESPN New York presented his "Series in Metrics" post about the Mets-Phillies series.

Some weird things happened in yesterday's game: the usually sure-handed Ben Revere looked shaky in center field and Wright's home run was seemingly hit with one hand (see picture above). Metstradamus wondered if the Supermoon was to blame for the weirdness. Greg Prince enjoyed The Midday Flub of Ben Revere.

Rising Apple looked at Eric Young, Jr.'s performance so far. Young is hitting .364/.417/.500 in 24 plate appearances with the Mets. Pretty good!

The Mets chose not to promote Ike Davis after Lucas Duda hit the DL because several of the Mets' upcoming opposing pitchers are lefties. Ike isn't so good against lefties.

Yesterday At AA

Aaron Yorke noted that Noah Syndergaard pitched well in his Double-A debut: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 7 K, 1 BB.

Eric explained, via .gif, why David Wright vs Pablo Sandoval is no contest.

He's not quite Shane Victorino, but Jimmy Rollins is still pretty contemptible.

Brock Mahan presented This Date in Mets History, featuring the 2008 Johan Santana-Felix Hernandez matchup.

Around the NL East

The Braves beat the Brewers 7-4, thanks in large part to a first-inning Brian McCann grand slam.

Ross Detwiler got knocked around by the Rockies, who staved off a late Nationals comeback attempt to win 7-6.

Justin Ruggiano hit two home runs as the Marlins topped the Giants 7-2.

Here are the current NL East standings (click to embiggen):

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Around the Majors

The Cardinals and Rangers played late last night after a three-hour rain delay, with the Rangers winning 2-1. Adam Wainwright pitched well for the Cardinals but not well enough. The Rangers swept the series.

The Yankees held their annual Old-Timers Day yesterday. El Duque made his debut appearance and even played an inning at shortstop.

Gaslamp Ball did some paparazzi work and noted that former Padres owner Jeff Moorad attended a Pads game this weekend.

Finally, Dayn Perry asks if Carlos Beltran is a Hall of Famer. I say yes but I'm pessimistic about his chances.

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