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The Mets won their second-straight game behind three hits from T.J. Rivera, a strong start from Zack Wheeler and three innings of scoreless relief from Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins, Addison Reed. and Jeurys Familia. Tommy Milone will make his team debut Wednesday afternoon in the series finale.
T.J. Rivera has made a strong case to remain on the big league roster, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com writes.
Matt Harvey apologized to his teammates, the Mets organization and the fans in an afternoon press conference. Josh Smoker was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas to clear a roster spot for Harvey’s reinstatement.
Prospect Merandy Gonzalez was named the South Atlantic League Player of the Month.
David Roth of VICE Sports discussed the Mets’ role in Matt Harvey’s suspension.
Former teammate Bartolo Colon texted Harvey words of encouragement.
Though he may not be at 100%, Asdrubal Cabrera is expected to start Wednesday’s game.
Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated described Harvey as a “weathered 28 years old,” suggesting a change of scenery may be beneficial.
Jesse Spector of FanRag Sports discussed Harvey’s off-field issues.
Abbey Mastracco of NJ.com spoke with Adam Wilk about his brief stay on the Mets’ roster.
Around the NL East
Recent acquisition Danny Santana spoke about his new opportunity with the Braves.
Around Major League Baseball
David Laurila of FanGraphs spoke with Jed Bradley about the 26-year-old’s decision to retire.
Albert Pujols hit his 496th career home run.
Michael Baumann of The Ringer profiled former No. 1 draft pick Tim Beckham.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Timothy Finnegan outlined the improvement of Zack Wheeler’s slider.
Chris McShane argued against the idea of trading Matt Harvey.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 2000, Hall-of-Famer Rickey Henderson reached the 10,000 career at-bat mark as a member of the Mets.
Happy birthday to Craig Brazell, Jim Hickman, and Pete Schourek!