Mets Morning News: The New York Mets present "Wheeler Day", now coming to a Citi Field near you

Jim McIsaac

Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

Meet the Mets

Dillon Gee and the Mets defeated the Nationals and Taylor Jordan, he of the two first and last names, in his big league debut by a score of 5-1. Gee continues to pitch well despite some flexor tendinitis in his pitching arm.

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Zack Wheeler makes his home debut in what is hopefully the first of many Wheeler Days, as the Mets and Nationals square off at 1:10 PM. He'll be opposed by lefty Gio Gonzalez.

It's looking likely that the Mets could shut down Matt Harvey before the season ends for precautionary reasons. Harvey's already thrown 117 innings this season after tossing a combined 169.1 innings between Buffalo and New York a year ago. In The Classical, W.M. Akers laments the disappearance of good nicknames around baseball and tries to come up with a worthy one for Matt Harvey.

Jon Niese is set to have an MRI on Thursday to see whether his rotator cuff is improving. Niese says he feels stronger and thinks he'll get a good result.

Cody Derespina writes that outside of their bullpens and defense, the Mets and Yankees have been very similar.

Josh Satin has been excellent since his promotion from Triple-A Las Vegas and the 28-year old credits a change in mechanics he made after last season's lone big league at bat. At Rising Apple, Ellie Silfin writes about Satin's journey through the Mets' system.

Yesterday At AA

Brock Mahan looks at June 29th in Mets history.

Daniel Convery has yesterday's Daily Farm Report.

Around the NL East

The Marlins defeated the Padres 7-1 last night as Jacob Turner continues to pitch very well since his return from the minor leagues.

The Braves turned a close game into a laugher, as they scored seven runs in the eighth inning to beat the Diamondbacks 11-5.

The Dodgers did everything they could to let the Phillies tie up their game last night but they still ended up walking-off by a score of 4-3.

Around the Majors

The Pirates have won eight straight games and they're the first team in the majors to get to 50 wins. Maybe they'll finally break that streak of losing seasons this year.

Josh Beckett is done for the season, as he'll have surgery.

The Royals designated Jeff Francoeur for assignment. But how will the Royals know when to shave?!

Apparently, the Red Sox "badly" want Michael Young. Wait, really?

There's a new kind of baseball bat that's tapered at the handle for safety and comfort. Pretty interesting idea.

Josh Hamilton robbed a home run last night.

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