The Mets will allow Matt Harvey to skip his scheduled start tomorrow in order to avoid running up his innings. They will, however, allow him to pitch in the All-Star Game at Citi Field, immediately giving the New York media some fodder for discussion.
While most fans will debate whether or not the Mets are making the right decision with Harvey, the club could potentially have both starters for the MLB Futures Game. The potential 2014 rotation is stacking up to be a very good (and very inexpensive) one, even if the Mets don't do a single thing to upgrade it.
Yesterday at AA
The Mets have been known for bungling PR issues for years, and though they've been doing a bit better in this regard of late, they definitely managed to make a mess of Native American Heritage night.
Maybe the Mets were wary of their history with the Braves when deciding to skirt the Native American heritage issue.
There were a pair of games last night involving the Mets' NL East rivals, one of which involved a pair of them. The Phillies beat the Nationals by a 3-1 score, and pulled withing 1.5 games of the Nats.
With Freeman winning the final vote, Yasiel Puig ended up missing out. Grant Brisbee is still waiting for Puig to have a slump, something I'm sure most Giants fans are eagerly awaiting.