Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.
Meet the Mets
Adam Wainwright shut the Mets down over seven innings as they lost to the Cardinals 3-0 on Tuesday evening. Dillon Gee only allowed two runs despite some struggles in the fourth inning but it didn't matter, as the Mets couldn't muster a run.
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Matt Harvey tweeted a picture of himself giving the finger and then deleted his Twitter account. He also said that his arm feels unbelievable and he's still hoping to return this season.
Terry Collins says Lucas Duda may move to the cleanup spot in the Mets lineup but not yet.
Is the Cardinal way the right way for the Mets to handle their pitchers?
John Sickels wrote a little about pitching prospects Steven Matz and Jake deGrom yesterday.
Kevin Plawecki is applying the lessons he learned this spring in big league camp.
Righty pitching prospect Michael Fulmer says he "has something to prove" this year.
Yesterday At AA
Greg Karam explores what an average bullpen would mean for the Mets.
Joel Hanrahan is on the Mets radar, according to Sandy Alderson.
Bobby Abreu is going to get some outfield time for the Mets, which should be adventurous for sure.
Around the NL East
Jose Fernandez was unbelievable in the Marlins 1-0 victory over the Braves, while the Nationals were knocked around by the Angels, and the Phillies and Dodgers played deep into the night.
Around the Majors
Albert Pujols is the 26th member of the 500 home run club.
Bobby Abreu is up with the Mets and now Jason Giambi has resurfaced in Cleveland.
The Red Sox are dancing around .500 early on this season. Meanwhile, John Farrell says that the team has a "sleep room" and has done sleep studies as a way to try to optimize player performance.
Grant Brisbee says we shouldn't shovel dirt onto Chris Sale's career just yet.
Salvador Perez broke Royals first base coach Rusty Kuntz's wrist with a line drive during batting practice.
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