Meet the Mets
Wow, Matt Harvey. On a night when Mets fans chanted "HARVEY'S BETTER" at Stephen Strasburg in the 6th inning, the Mets beat the Nationals 7-1 behind Harvey's electric arm and a pair of long home runs each from Ike Davis and Lucas Duda.
Jeremy Hefner looks to rebound from a couple of awful starts, as he'll face Gio Gonzalez this afternoon. First pitch from Citi Field is at 3:05 and you can catch the action on FOX.
HARVEYMANIA! At ESPN, Jerry Crasnick has a great article about the rise of Matt Harvey, as well as the Mets' developing pitching depth in the minors. For Harvey, though, good just isn't enough. He wants to be the best. In case you missed the start, Carson Cistulli of Fangraphs has GIFs of his first three swinging strikes. Good lord. Finally, Adam Rubin has a Matt Harvey history lesson for all you kids out there.
Shaun Marcum is on the comeback trail and the Mets would like him to throw an 80 pitch outing before returning to the big leagues. Catcher Travis d'Arnaud is not on the comeback trail, as his broken foot will likely cost him 8 weeks. He will not require surgery.
Ike Davis turned audible boos into cheers last night with his two home runs.
On the farm, the Mets got some reasonably good news on injured pitching prospect Luis Mateo, who'll only be out two weeks. Mateo left his first start in Binghamton with elbow discomfort but an MRI turned up no serious elbow damage.
Catcher Kevin Plawecki has torn apart the South Atlantic League through the first few weeks of action as he works to prove doubters wrong.
Yesterday At AA
Bob Raissman of one of those newspapers or something called Keith Hernandez a fanboy for his love of Matt Harvey. Chris Meehan says "STOP IT".
James is back with TWISNY Part Two! Hooray!
I previewed the Nationals with Jared Book of Federal Baseball
You can check out Greg Karam's Daily Farm Report from yesterday.
Brock Mahan looked back at April 19th in Mets history
Around the NL East
Around the Majors
MLB.com put together a great video of MLB fans reacting to the news that the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was captured last night.
Rob Neyer asks whether managers are doing their best in the ninth inning.
On MLB Now, Brian Kenny and Harold Reynolds debated pitcher wins and Kenny nearly lost it.
Here's a nice way to avoid a tag on a rundown play.