The Mets have lost three games in a row for the first time since the middle of June as they head to Miami to take on the Marlins.
Harvey did something that the two previous Mets All-Star Game starting pitchers, Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden, were not able to do; win their first outing after starting a mid-summer classic.
Only five Mets pitchers have had more career 10+ K, three hits or fewer games for New York than Matt Harvey.
David Wright has taken over the lead in the voting to be the starting third baseman for the National League All-Star team. Wright has also been hot at the plate, going 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple and a home run in the Mets’ 8-0 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
Zack Wheeler is scheduled to make his major-league debut on Tuesday night in the second game of the Mets’ day/night doubleheader against the Braves in Atlanta.
The Mets demoted Ike Davis to Triple-A Las Vegas after Sunday’s loss to Miami. Davis was batting .161 with five homers, 16 RBIs and 66 strikeouts in 186 at-bats.
Historically, Greg Luzinski (Philadelphia 1968) appeared in the most games (1,821) and hit the most home runs (307) of any player chosen with the 11th pick.
The four total games will be the fewest between the Mets and Yanks since the first two seasons of interleague play back in 1997 and 1998 when the teams played just one three-game series.
The Mets rebounded from an 0-3 start to their road trip by taking three of their last four, including a series win in Chicago, their first series victory since taking two of three from Washington at Citi Field a month ago.
The Mets have dropped to a season-low six games under .500 after going 2-4 on their six-game homestand. The Mets’ 1-0, 10-inning win last Tuesday night against the White Sox was the second extra-inning, one-hitter in Mets history.
The Mets went 2-3 on last week’s road trip, losing two of three to the Marlins and splitting their rain-shortened two-game set in Atlanta.
The New Jersey Devils packed up on Monday morning after finishing out a disappointing 2012-13 season that left them out of the playoffs for the second time in three years.
The Mets went just 3-6 on their nine-game homestand, dropping two of three to the Dodgers and getting swept by the Phillies after taking two of three last weekend from the Nationals.
The New Jersey Devils were eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday with their 4-1 loss to the Rangers. It is the second time in the last three seasons that the Devils will not be in the postseason.
Buck’s 22 runs batted in are four shy of Jeff Kent for the most-ever in club history by the end of April. Overall, 13 Mets have finished the month with 20 or more RBIs.