Mets Morning News: Another wasted Harvey Day

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In which Harvey continues his push for the no-decision crown, Bryce Harper brings the 'wooooooo,' and Brian Bannister needs a job, stat.

Meet the Mets

Get this you guys: Matt Harvey left his start yesterday as the pitcher of record on the long side, and the Mets somehow managed to lose the game. That never happens!*

*Note: I may have missed a few games where this happened. I can't be bothered to check Baseball-Reference this morning.

More bad news on the pitching front as Jenrry Mejia was DL'd after leaving Saturday's start with elbow soreness. That's probably it for Mejia's 2013 as he was scheduled for offseason elbow surgery anyway and was holding back in starts because it hurt more when he threw hard. Mejia probably did enough to throw his name in the hat for the 2014 rotation, but this is another black mark against whether his frame/mechanics will work over a 180-200 inning workload.

The Week in d'Arnaud

To the surprise of no one, it looks like Travis d'Arnaud will be sticking around for a while. d'Arnaud is also John Sickels Prospect of the Day, while Jays fans are wondering if they are losing alllllll the trades. And for you roto guys, RotoGraphs looks at d'Arnaud from a fantasy baseball perspective.

Yesterday at AA

Chris McShane gave us the lowdown on Matt Harvey's start against the Dodgers.

Around the NL East

Finally, the Phillies both scored a run (and perhaps coincidentally) won a game for Ryne Sandberg.

The Marlins, led by "Star Jeff Mathis," downed the hapless Giants. And in much more important news, the Fish called up Arquimedes Caminero, which was the name I used on my fake ID in high school.

Talking Chop is just trolling the Nationals now. On the plus side for the Nats, Bryce Harper is basically Ric Flair. So there's that.

Around MLB

Here's all of Sunday's action in one handy dandy scoreboard. Of particular note: A-Rod is in the news again.

The Red Sox top prospect, Xander Bogaerts, is on his way to the bigs. A minor league shortstop, I assume he goes the Machado route and mans third for the rest of the year.

Rob Neyer thinks Bud Selig will solve all of Tampa's stadium problems. Because if there is one thing Selig never does, it's make things worse by his presence.

David Laurila polled some pitcher and catchers to see what they thought was the most important pitching stat. In related news, the Mets really need to get Brian Bannister back in the org. Or at least put him on the postgame show. He and Ojeda arguing pitching would be awesome.

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