Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sport
Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.
Meet the Mets
Juan Lagares' infield single scored Eric Young Jr from second base as the Mets beat the Rockies 3-2 last night. Jenrry Mejia was great over 5.1 innings in his 3rd start of the season and Lagares rapped a two-run triple earlier in the game.
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Matt Harvey faces off against Jhoulys Chacin tonight as the Mets and Rockies play game two of their series.
The Mets got some bad news yesterday as Bobby Parnell was placed on the disabled list with herniated disk in his neck. Parnell will rest and hopefully won't require surgery, though that may be an option.
In better news, Jon Niese made what should be his final rehab start with the Binghamton Mets last night and could rejoin the team on their road trip as soon as this weekend.
The Wilmer Flores era got off to a rough start and after the game, Flores said he was a little too excited. Toby Hyde and Baseball Prospectus both wrote about what to expect from the 22-year old.
Mets' player rep Daniel Murphy talked about the Biogenesis situation. Terry Collins, meanwhile, was saddened by the suspensions of Jordany Valdespin and Cesar Puello.
It appears Matt Harvey and Freddie Freeman have a budding bromance.
Yesterday At AA
Pack Bringley has a fantastic interview with PED expert Dr. Charles E. Yesalis. Seriously, go read that.
Jeff Paternostro has gives you a preview of what to expect from Wilmer Flores.
Chris McShane looked back at the performance of Mets pitchers and hitters over the last week.
Joe Sokolowski looks back at the week in Mets quotes.
Aaron Yorke has our preview of the Mets & Rockies series.
Greg Karam has our Daily Farm Report from Tuesday.
Around the NL East
Jonathan Papelbon tried his hardest to give back a 9-5 lead but the Phillies held on, beating the Cubs 9-8.
Despite some tensions flaring between Bryce Harper and Julio Teheran, the Braves won their 12th in a row as they defeated the Nationals 2-1.
Josh Harrison's walk-off home run helped the Pirates defeat the Marlins 4-3.
Around the Majors
Agents around the majors are speaking out against the ACES agency, which was tied to the Biogenesis clinic.
What if Alex Rodriguez comes back and leads the Yankees to the playoffs?
Jeff Sullivan tried to get a better understanding of Marlins' phenom Jose Fernandez.
Former big leaguer Gabe Kapler wrote for Baseball Prospectus about how interns are the foundation of big league front offices.
Billy Dillon was going to sign a contract with the Detroit Tigers. Then he was accused of a murder he didn't commit and locked up for 27 years.
Carlos Beltran selfishly wins the award for the worst bunt of the year! #BlameBeltran
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