In an incident that overshadowed the fact that the Mets had won three consecutive series and were finally starting to hit, the team announced just hours before his scheduled start today that pitcher Matt Harvey was suspended for three games for a violation of team rules.
Left-hander Adam Wilk was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take Harvey's roster and rotation spot.
This year in six starts Harvey is 2-2 with a 5.14 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and a -0.2 fWAR. Harvey's best season was in 2015, when he went 13-8 with a 2.71 ERA.
Asdrubal Cabrera tried for a diving stop in the shortstop hole, landed on his left thumb and rolled onto his back, grimacing. Wilk's debut was a short, unimpressive one to say the least.
It was the first time they have been held to one hit since last June 19 when they were throttled by Altanta's Julio Teheran.
Marlins: CF Christian Yelich missed a start for the first time this season. "So we hope to put it behind us and move forward".
This year, NY already has dealt with several public relations problems.
Once a highly regarded prospect, Mets starter Rafael Montero was charged with five runs and seven hits over 3 2/3 innings in his latest flop at the major league level. Despaigne settled down to retire 11 consecutive batters before he was chased in the fifth.
Syndergaard issued an apology Saturday to Mets public relations director Jay Horwitz and members of the media for an outburst on April 27. Ultimately, the shutdown didn't happen, and he ended up pitching four games in the playoffs, totaling 217 innings over 33 starts in his first season post-Tommy John surgery.
If the year hasn't been embarrassing enough, the Mets managed to add to it when they took a photo Friday on their official Twitter account of first baseman T.J. Rivera, the star of Friday's game, posing in front of catcher Kevin Plawecki's locker. After moving into the second round of the Madrid Open, where she'll meet Eugenie Bouchard next, Sharapova said: "I mean, look, I would love to be in a position to compete in that event". "This was a team thing", he said, "and therefore it's going to remain with the team".
General manager Sandy Alderson was being interviewed on the team's SNY telecast as Cabrera got hurt and was asked whether NY would consider bringing up top shortstop prospect Amed Rosario from Triple-A Las Vegas.