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Matt Harvey allowed a baker's dozen of hits and the Mets had very few themselves, as the Tigers won game two yesterday afternoon.
Dillon Gee looks to salvage the series finale with the Tigers this afternoon and he'll go up against New Jersey native Rick Porcello.
Harvey says that he's pretty tired after having such a heavy workload this season and his pitches aren't as sharp as they were earlier in the year. If you've watched him pitch the last three or so starts, that's probably not a surprise.
The Mets didn't win yesterday but the young players are giving the fans an inkling of exciting days to come.
Lucas Duda is back and he'll spend time mostly as a backup first baseman and designated hitter when they head out to Cleveland in September.
The Mets signed 16-year old Dominican outfielder Ricardo Cespedes. He'll get a $725,000 signing bonus.
Pitching prospect Akeel Morris has pitched very well in Brooklyn and has likely seen his prospect stock improve after a dreadful 2012 in Kingsport.
Yesterday At AA
Daniel Convery had Saturday's Daily Farm Report.
Around the NL East
The Diamondbacks scored 5 runs off of position players Casper Wells and John McDonald in the 18th inning, as the Phillies fell 12-7. Because Sunday's starter Tyler Cloyd pitched in relief last night, the Phillies were forced to activate Roy Halladay from the DL early for today's start.
Around the Majors
Prospects slowed down the trade deadline as teams didn't want to
get hosed by Sandy Alderson part with good young prospects for veterans.
Could David Robertson be Mariano Rivera-lite?
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