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The Mets defeated the Marlins 4-2 on Wednesday afternoon behind a strong start from Jacob deGrom and two Wilmer Flores home runs. deGrom threw seven innings while striking out seven. The two runs he allowed came on solo home runs by Giancarlo Stanton, his third and fourth of the series. Flores drove in two of the Mets’ runs with his home runs, and Curtis Granderson singled in the other two. The Mets begin a four-game series against the Nationals tonight.
After the game, the Mets announced that they had placed Matt Harvey on the disabled list with shoulder discomfort. He has been dispatched to see Dr. Robert Thompson, a vascular surgeon who has treated other pitchers for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
Harvey’s injury leaves the Mets stuck in limbo, writes Mike Vaccaro for the Post.
Wilmer Flores is making his case to continue receiving playing time despite the addition of Jose Reyes to the lineup. Wednesday’s game was his second game with multiple home runs in four days.
Reyes doubled twice in his second game back with the Mets. He started at shortstop in place of Asdrubal Cabrera, who was a late scratch.
With the addition of Reyes, the Mets lineup finally has offensive depth, wrote Andrew Beaton. Terry Collins acknowledged that it would be difficult to get both him and Flores regular playing time.
Noah Syndergaard has not been ruled out as starter for the All-Star Game by Terry Collins. His final start of the first half will be Friday, putting him in line for Tuesday’s All-Star Game.
ESPN New York’s Farm Report featured St. Lucie reliever Corey Taylor. The 2015 seventh-round pick has a 1.48 ERA and 12 saves.
Around the NL East
Read a recap from the Marlins’ perspective at Fish Stripes.
The Marlins placed first baseman Justin Bour on the disabled list with a sprained right ankle. Don Kelly was called up from Triple-A to take his place.
The Phillies defeated the Braves 4-3. Philadelphia got home runs from Maikel Franco and Freddy Galvis, while Jeremy Hellickson allowed two runs over six innings. Adonis Garcia had three hits and two RBI for the Braves. Read recaps at The Good Phight and Talking Chop.
The Nationals beat the Brewers 7-4. Tanner Roark allowed four runs over seven innings, while Bryce Harper, Jose Lobaton, and Ryan Zimmerman hit home runs.
The Blue Jays placed pitcher Marco Estrada on the disabled list with a back injury. The 33-year-old has a 2.93 ERA, and had been named to the All-Star Game.
Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager and Orioles outfielder Mark Trumbo will both participate in the Home Run Derby. Seager has 17 home runs, while Trumbo has 26.
Cardinals catcher Brayan Pena announced that he would be joining the Army Reserves at the end of the season. He was also placed on the disabled list on Wednesday.
Ted Berg listed twelve Hall of Famers that Mike Trout has already surpassed in career WAR. The list includes Catfish Hunter and Goose Gossage.
Grant Brisbee categorized the All-Star Game selections that are the only player from their team participating in terms of how deserving they are.
Yesterday at AA
Linda Surovich compiled video highlights from yesterday’s win.
Steve Sypa profiled Mets 17th-round draft pick Jay Jabs. He is currently assigned to the Cyclones.
Timothy Finnegan analyzed the return of Jacob deGrom’s electric fastball.
This Date in Mets History
In 1964, Shea Stadium hosted the All-Star Game. Ron Hunt was the only member of the Mets to participate in the National League’s 7-4 win.