Thursday’s hot topic with regards to opening up this edition of the Morning Extravaganza turned out to be how the Mets are considering hitting rising star Juan Lagares ninth in the batting order.
If the Mets expect to be relevant this year, Matt Harvey will pitch plenty of pressure games. Opening Day is not one of them. It’s just one of 162.
Matt Harvey says he understands the New York Mets’ rationale in not starting him on opening day.
“It’s just one start,” Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday after announcing Bartolo Colon would start opening day. “I know it’s a big deal to a lot of people. To me it’s not.”
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson defended the team’s handling of pitcher Zack Wheeler, who is expected to miss the 2015 season because of a torn elbow ligament.
This wasn’t how Dillon Gee wanted to regain a spot in the New York Mets’ rotation.
“That’s why we have him,” manager Terry Collins said. “He’ll be the guy. … Dillon’s won a lot of games in the big leagues and he’s going to have to step up and fill some big shoes, but he can handle it.”
Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has a torn elbow ligament, a blow to a team hoping to compete for the playoffs following Matt Harvey’s return from Tommy John surgery.
“He just wanted to talk about the club, which he loves to do,” Collins told reporters. “He loves to talk baseball. But he’s not mad at all.”
“You don’t think he’s going to be amped up?” manager Terry Collins said. “We’ll do the best we can to make sure he understands what the process is (on Friday).”
It’s hard to know which opponent will be more challenging for Matt Harvey on Friday — the Detroit Tigers or his own competitive nature.
According to the New York Post, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey will likely make his first start of 2015 on April 9 against the Nationals in Washington, DC.
Mets ace Matt Harvey might be returning from elbow surgery with another nasty pitch.
The early reviews from some of the Mets’ top batters have been positive. “It’s been a pretty easy adjustment for me,” said Long, who was fired by the Yankees last October.
Matt Harvey drew an ovation from the crowd of 100-150 fans and high-fives from teammates after stepping off the mound Friday.