Mets suspend Harvey for violating team rules; Wilk to start

Harvey and Syndergaard are not almost in the class of Kershaw and Scherzer, but they sure carry themselves as if they are big shots - Syndergaard, at one point during his MRI controversy, openly berated Mets longtime PR man Jay Horwitz for failing to protect him from reporters who attempted to question him about his status. When they're not desperately looking for healthy pitchers, they're suspending them.

In light of everything that's happened since that night in July of 2013, it is easy to look back now and legitimately wonder what all the fuss was about surrounding Matt Harvey.

Collins told the media in the Mets clubhouse that the information about Harvey would be kept in-house where it should be. Yet, just as the Mets convened Sunday morning at Citi Field in hopes of sweeping the Miami Marlins, they learned that Harvey will be not be starting after all. He went 1-0 with 6.43 ERA in six games (three starts) and allowed 29 hits and six homers in 21 innings.

With Harvey not available until Tuesday, the Mets will try to get a win with Wilk on the hill.


Stanton hit a three-run homer in the first off the facing of the upper deck in left. In his first big-league game since 2015, the lefty was hit hard, giving up six runs and eight hits in 32/3 innings.

Collins said the suspension was a tough decision. The team is searching for a reliable fifth starter until Seth Lugo or Steven Matz returns. And now Harvey (5.14 ERA) has been ordered to take a seat.

Harvey is a free agent in 2018.

The Mets' everyday lineup, the oldest in the National League, is nearly as big a mess.


First baseman Lucas Duda, catcher Travis d'Arnaud and left fielder Yoenis Cespedes are all on the disabled list while shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is day-to-day with a left thumb injury.

"He's a true professional", outfielder Jay Bruce said.

Alderson apparently indicated that the Cabrera news puts an end to any consideration the Mets would have given to calling up top prospect Amed Rosario from Triple-A Las Vegas. Matt Harvey seems to be more concerned with his own brand than the team. Syndergaard initially missed a start with what the Mets said was biceps and shoulder discomfort and then made his next start against Washington after refusing to undergo an MRI. He didn't play on Sunday, and the Mets had him test the thumb on Monday, leading them to believe a stint on the DL is unnecessary, per Zach Braziller of the New York Post.

The Mets say they sent security after a number of messages weren't returned and they did so just to make sure Harvey was OK or to see if he needed help.



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