The Mets could have easily given Harvey the ball on Sunday, kept the issue internal (or at least tried), and saved his suspension for the days between starts. "And this one's a tough one. Hopefully it gets behind us and we can move forward and we can go back to playing the way we've been this week".
Wilk was brought up from Triple-A Las Vegas on short notice and little sleep.
ANGELS: Outfielder Mike Trout said he plans to play Monday at Oakland after missing his third game in four days Sunday with a tight left hamstring.
Sunday's development continues just a roller coaster of events that have happened this season, let alone last couple weeks. "At some point, we've got to start putting games together. This isn't the first guy that's not going to be with us when we take the field, for whatever reason".
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Francisco Rodriguez pitched the ninth, and allowed a pair of baserunners before retiring Francisco Lindor for his seventh save. In the star slugger's first game since being sidelined, the Detroit Tigers weren't taking any chances with his health.
No matter why Matt Harvey was suspended, the New York Mets are in the middle of a very messy season.
Both sides agree that Harvey did not inform the Mets of his absence until after 3 p.m., which is the cutoff for doing so.
NY is coming off a weekend in which star pitcher Noah Syndergaard was put on the 60-day disabled list because of a torn latissimus dorsi muscle and the team was embarrassed when it tweeted a photo of T.J. Rivera wearing the star-of-the-game crown in the clubhouse, which included a clearly visible sex toy in backup catcher Kevin Plawecki's locker. With everything that the Mets are already dealing with, this is the last thing they needed. But that year, in his first postseason, he missed a mandatory workout the day before the NL East champion Mets traveled to Los Angeles for their playoff opener against the Dodgers.
The Mets and Harvey are clearly not on the same page in the macro or micro sense of the term, whether things went down this weekend exactly like Harvey said or not. He grounded into an inning-ending double play, but NY went on to win 4-3.
Harvey has largely disappointed so far this season, posting a 2-2 record and a 5.14 ERA in six starts as he returns from season-ending surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome. Sources told Jon Heyman the men who visited the 28-year-old didn't seem concerned about him and were just interested in what why he missed the game.