Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.
Meet the Mets
The Mets jumped out to a quick lead but Jenrry Mejia gave it all back to the Marlins, who eventually won it 7-6 in 10 innings.
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Cool stuff in the Times, as they followed Matt Harvey around during a day off from rehab. Apparently, he really likes to eat cheese. Maybe George Costanza was on to something.
The Mets froze out New York Post beat writer Mike Puma after Friday evening's victory. Puma wrote an unflattering article about Bartolo Colon on Thursday, poking fun at his weight multiple times.
Even with the loss of Harvey, the Mets starting pitching has been incredible so far and Terry Collins believes that makes their current success sustainable.
Despite giving up the go-ahead home run last night, Kyle Farnsworth is still the closer according to Terry Collins.
Juan Lagares is progressing in Florida, though it sounds like he'll have to play some rehab games in Las Vegas.
John Lannan will start games at Triple-A eventually.
Yesterday At AA
Zack Wheeler struck out 10 on Friday night and got at least one strike three on all four of his pitches. Mmmm, yeah.
Here's yesterday's Daily Farm Report.
Around the NL East
Tanner Roark and the Nationals shut out the Padres 4-0 yesterday but they lost Bryce Harper to a thumb injury. David Hale dominated the Reds in a 4-1 Braves victory. And the Phillies beat the Diamondbacks 6-5. Oh hey, the Phillie Phanatic has been around for 36 years now! Relive some that thing's greatest hits.
Around the Majors
Jean Segura was accidentally hit in the face by Ryan Braun while Braun was warming up for an at bat. There's video in that link. Ouch.
Chris Davis is headed to the disabled list with an oblique injury.
Josh Reddick made a pretty incredible throw from right field to nail George Springer at third base.
Is Melky Cabrera this year's Marlon Byrd?
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