Mets top Marlins 11-3 with early burst but Cabrera gets hurt

Posted May 20, 2017

OUR PREDICTION: The over is 5-0-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams in NY and is 9-3-1 in the last 13 meetings overall.

Matt Harvey is set to rejoin the New York Mets' rotation Friday at Milwaukee after serving a three-day suspension for not showing up at Citi Field for a game last weekend.

General manager Sandy Alderson announced the suspension Sunday in a brief statement before the game, shortly before Harvey was scheduled to start against Miami. Manager Terry Collins held a closed-door meeting with his team before Sunday's game to talk about the penalty.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports cited a source Sunday who said "this will end up in a grievance", but other sources noted the pitcher hadn't fully decided on that route yet.

Harvey's suspension technically began Saturday, according to the team, meaning he could pitch as soon as Tuesday against the Giants.

Baltimore will lean on Brad Brach as closer for a bit longer after Zach Britton was put back on the disabled list Saturday.

Harvey, 28, is 2-2 with a 5.14 ERA in six starts this season.

Well, it certainly sounds like Harvey went AWOL from his team, not letting anyone know where he was or sending a text explaining the situation. "You come up here and the intenseness of what we're going through right now, I think you learn from it".

"We're going to move past it and hopefully in a short period of time we can get back to normal", Collins said. Paul Sewald did his best to preserve the bullpen by surrendering only one run over 3.1 innings while striking out six.

"It's tough. I didn't get a whole lot of sleep".

Unfortunately, Harvey hasn't pitched almost as well since then, putting up a 4.86 ERA in 17 starts a year ago, and a 5.14 ERA in 6 starts in 2017. Jose Urena gets the start in the series finale and is 0-0 with a 2.35 ERA and 8 strikeouts this season. 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. Adam Conley (2-2, 6.12 ERA) opposes Cardinals ace Carlos Martinez (1-3, 3.75) in the opener.

'We'll keep it in-house, the way it's supposed to be, ' Collins said. He allowed 12 runs over 9⅔ innings with eight walks in two losses to Atlanta.