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Mets Morning News: Bullpen ruins Harvey Day, Wright scratched with sore neck

New York Mets related news and links for April 30, 2013

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Matt Harvey had his worst outing of the season on Monday, allowing an earned run in just 5.1 innings of work against the Marlins. Despite not having his best stuff, he left the Mets in a position to win the game until the Marlins plated a run against Bobby Parnell in the 9th. The Mets would again take the lead in the 15th, but the Marlins would score a pair in the bottom of the inning to walk away with a win. The full box score available here.

The loss wasn't the only bad news for Mets fans on Monday, as David Wright was scratched from the lineup with a sore neck. Wright is currently listed as day to day.

Also injured last night was Giancarlo Stanton, who hurt his hamstring running out a play in the 10th. Stanton was placed on the DL after the game, and replaced by Marcell Ozuna.

Rob Neyer looked at Matt Harvey's fantastic start to his career, and poured a little cold water on it by comparing him to Brett Myers. It's easy to forget how good a young starter Myers was when he debuted because of his world-class douchebaggery.

Yesterday, NBA player Jason Collins announced that he's gay. had some reaction from around the baseball world, including a quote from our own David Wright.

Many fans weren't thrilled when the Mets Triple-A affiliate shifted from Buffalo to Las Vegas, especially those of us doing minor league recaps early in the morning. There was a huge benefit to that move though, as none of us were forced to read Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News anymore.

Yesterday at AA

April 29th in Mets History saw John Franco get both his 1st and 300th career saves.

Monday was performance meter day at AA, as we saw hitters, pitchers, and prospects reviewed.

We also had This Week in Mets Quotes yesterday.

Around Baseball

The Nats and Braves met yesterday, with the Braves extending their division lead with a 3-2 victory. That probably wasn't the worst news of the day for Nats fans either, as Stephen Strasburg is being treated for "forearm tightness".

The Braves have been without outfielder Jason Heyward for about a week now, and it looks like they'll be without him for a bit longer. I'm sure there will be some fun criticisms of Heyward from Braves fans because of this.

On most nights, a 15-inning game would be the longest game of the evening. Not last night though, as the A's and Angels need 19 innings to find a winner.

Remember that time when the Mets needed outfielders? Remember that time when the Mets TRAIDed for a broken J.J. Putz? One of the players involved in that trade is off to a pretty ridiculous start this season.

Jon Heyman sent out a tweet yesterday that got quite a reaction from baseball fans, but both BtB and FanGraphs had excellent responses to his query.