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Harvey Day is ruined! Matt Harvey was dominant but the bullpen was anything but in the eighth and ninth innings, as the Mets fell to the Nationals 6-4.
Dillon Gee goes to the mound for the Mets this afternoon at 1:10 PM and he'll take on righty Taylor Jordan, who'll be making his major league debut.
Shortstop Ruben Tejada found himself in a GCL Mets game yesterday, his first action on his rehab assignment.
Fangraphs has an excellent interview with Mets' pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard, who is now the youngest pitcher this season to pitch in the Double-A Eastern League. A quote from a scout who saw him there: "The kid is 20, but it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s pitching in New York next season. He‘s a horse."
Speaking of Syndergaard, Jeff Passan speculates that he'll get the start for the USA team in the Futures game, while Rafael Montero is likely to get the start for the World Team.
Infield prospect Philip Evans, who's had a rough go of it through most of the first three months in Savannah, seems to have taken a step forward thanks to some mechanical adjustments.
Yesterday At AA
Rob Castellano examined what we should reasonably expect from Zack Wheeler this season.
Greg Karam had Friday's Daily Farm Report.
Brock Mahan looks back at June 28th in Mets history.
Around the NL East
Around the Majors
Prince Fielder hit a ridiculous home run off of one of the catwalks in Tropicana Field.
The Indians and White Sox played the longest 9-inning doubleheader in baseball history and Cleveland swept the pair of games. Outfielder Casper Wells pitched the ninth inning of game one for the White Sox and was throwing in the low-90's. Trevor Bauer got the start in that game and was downright awful. Pitching prospects, man.
Rangers' pitcher Derek Holland complained on Twitter about being kicked out of a Counting Crows concert a few days back but it sounds like he was being really obnoxious and deserved it. He was probably doing his awful impression of Will Ferrell's impression of Harry Caray that Fox shoved down everybody's throats during the playoffs the last couple of years.
Marc Hulet of Fangraphs breaks down the hitting prospects you'll see at the Futures Game.
When will the perpetual "Year of the Pitcher" end? Stephen Loftus of Beyond The Box Score examines the history of baseball's cycles of offense and pitching to try to find out.