Mets Morning News: A glimmer of hope for Matt Harvey

Al Bello

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

Meet the Mets

The Mets fell to the Giants 8-5 as Zack Wheeler struggled with his control for the first time in a while and Travis d'Arnaud left early with a shoulder injury suffered on a Hunter Pence foul ball.

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Game two of the Mets' series with the Giants sees them send Aaron Harang to the hill tonight to face off against Matt Cain.

Matt Harvey's visit to Dr. James Andrews has resulted in the Mets ace looking to rehab instead of going under the knife for Tommy John surgery. So should Mets fans panic? No, in fact, this is likely the correct move. Harvey's injury helps to show that pitchers do have a speed limit. The Times has an interesting graphic showing how the UCL tears.

David Wright will not be back for the Mets' series with the Giants.

Zack Wheeler has taken advantage of advice from his two older brothers.

Jerry Seinfeld stopped by the SNY booth last night.

Prospect Brandon Nimmo reflected on his first full season of pro ball, while Baseball Prospectus wrote about Steven Matz and Toby Hyde gave his thoughts on the lefty.

Yesterday At AA

Aaron Yorke has our series preview of the Mets and Giants series.

Around the NL East

The Nationals swept a doubleheader with the Braves, as they won the afternoon affair 6-5 in walkoff fashion as Andrelton Simmons' botched grounder cost Craig Kimbrel a blown save. Tanner Roark went 6 shutout innings in the nightcap, as they won 4-0.

The Phillies beat the Marlins 6-4.

Around the Majors

Cuban slugger Jose Dariel Abreu will have a workout for interested teams later this month. Abreu is intriguing but he's certainly not without risk.

Jesse Spector speculates that because the rise of advanced stats has obscured baserunning, perhaps effective base stealers could be the next market inefficiency.

Eno Sarris looked at the potential ramifications of changes to the Japanese player posting system.

"Why do baseball players still bunt so damn much?!", asks Erik Malinowski.

The Oakland A's are Moneyballing again, says Dave Cameron. Only in a different way than in the early 2000s.

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