Harang struck out 10 Washington batters to become just the third pitcher in club history to fan 10 or more opposing hitters in his first game for the Mets.
D’Arnaud came through in a game of many missed opportunities after the two previous batters grounded into forceouts at the plate.
We all know how this ends. We’re talking about the Mets, a franchise so rife with self-inflicted wounds that even the kindest of baseball gods won’t deign to cut it an occasional break.
For now, the 24-year-old Harvey and the Mets hope that he will be able to avoid reconstruction surgery on the ulnar collateral ligament. A full prognosis will not be made until swelling in the elbow goes down in about two weeks.
The Mets complete the homestand with a four-game series against the Phillies before heading to Washington this weekend. The Mets have gone 5 and 7 against both of these division rivals so far in 2013.
Catcher Travis d’Arnaud, who was the Mets’ No. 1 position-player prospect before making his major-league debut this past Saturday, will stay in the majors and become the club’s starting backstop.
The New York Mets have promoted catcher Travis d’Arnaud from Triple-A and put him into the starting lineup for his major league debut.
Once Buck goes on paternity leave, d’Arnaud will join the Mets for three games before returning to Triple-A Las Vegas, according to the newspaper. He’ll then rejoin the team in September when rosters are expanded.
Baseball’s trading deadline came and went without any movement from the Mets.
Terry Collins’ contract will expire at the end of the season. I’m not suggesting that Fred Wilpon should give him a four-year extension. But I’d like to see him finally have a chance with a team that’s built to contend.
D’Arnaud has been cleared to play in games and could even be called up before the end of the season, general manager Sandy Alderson said on Monday.
From the moment that spring training opened until today, the Mets were pegged to be bad and the Yankees looked like a team that would struggle to reach October. Three months later, that’s exactly who they are.
“There’s a plan,” Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said. “You can’t change the plan every year. OK? Sandy, it’s taken him two or three years to get the plan into effect, and we have to wait and see it out.”
Wheeler’s fast-track to the majors may have just hit a speed bump.
The team’s top positional prospect was injured when he took a foul tip off the foot while catching Wednesday night, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said.