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WASHINGTON -- With innings limits bearing down on Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler, the Mets will switch to a six-man rotation, manager Terry Collins said following an 11-0 drubbing of the Nationals on Friday afternoon.
Jenrry Mejia will slide into the six-man rotation, his reward for tossing seven shutout innings against the Nationals in his first start of the season. Mejia, 23, struck out seven...Read more »
Tuesday was a great day for America's newest pastime: comparing Matt Harvey to Zack Wheeler.
The two crown jewels of the Mets' system have been linked and advertised as a devastating 1-2 punch ever since Wheeler was acquired for Carlos Beltran at the 2011 trade deadline. Harvey got to the big leagues first and has been superb. Tuesday was the first chance to see if Wheeler would be a worthy...Read more »
After the Mets' enthusiastic celebration of a walkoff win against the Cubs on Sunday, commentator Bob Costas quipped that the display was "another sign of the ongoing decline of Western Civilization."
Wednesday afternoon, Mets GM Sandy Alderson got his revenge. In tweet form:
.@MattHarvey33 & @Wheelerpro45 both won Tuesday. All of Western civilization was uplifted, including...Read more »
ATLANTA -- A few notes before the tag team of Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler take on the Braves during this Tuesday afternoon doubleheader. Weather permitting, of course:
-- The Mets placed utilityman Justin Turner on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left intercostal muscle. They also activated righthanded reliever Scott Atchison from the DL after he had been shelved with elbow inflammation....Read more »
UPDATE: The Mets and Braves finally got underway at 10:53 p.m. after a nearly four-hour rain delay Monday at Turner Field.
After announcing that the Mets-Braves game would get underway at 10:05 p.m. in Atlanta following a lenghty rain delay, the tarp remained on the field.
At 7:39 p.m., the Braves official Twitter handle tweeted that the grounds crew had just come out to work on the...Read more »
1. ZACK WHEELER, RHP, Las Vegas 51s (AAA): 3-1 (10 starts), 4.13 ERA, 53 K, 23 BB
Just a waiting game now until Wheeler comes off this list and is promoted to the majors.
2. TRAVIS D'ARNAUD, C, Las Vegas 51s: 250 BA, .429 OBP, .472 SLG, 1 HR, 8 RBIs
Recovering from a fracture in his left foot.
3. NOAH SYNDERGAARD, RHP, St. Lucie Mets (Class A): 2-2 (10 starts), 2.73 ERA,...Read more »