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Matt Harvey showed significant improvement in his second start since returning from the DL, and Brandon Nimmo blasted two home runs and a double to lead the Mets to a 7-2 win over the Reds on Thursday night. Harvey surrendered two runs, five hits, and a walk through five innings, managing just one strikeout. He hit 94 mph on the radar gun, but only induced two swings and missed on his 74 pitches.
David Wright knows the Mets can’t rely on him to play third base next season, but he’s going to work his ass off to make it back onto the field.
Noah Syndergaard was less than stellar in his second rehab start, which he made in the Brooklyn Cyclones’ final game of the year.
Harvey evaluated his performance after earning his first win since May. He admitted he got a little lucky.
Lenny Dykstra tried to slide into the DMs of Lena Dunham, the star and creator of HBO’s Girls.
Around the NL East
Around the Majors
Will Middlebrooks set an obscure record yesterday, as the call-up struck pinch-hit triples in both games of a double-header.
Yesterday at AA
Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets’ four-game series with the Reds.
This Date in Mets History
A day after losing Bobby Bonilla to a season-ending injury in 1993, the Mets fell victim to a Darryl Kile—then of the Astros—no-hitter. To take Bonilla’s roster spot, Butch Huskey was making his major league debut.