Harvey suspended, Stanton hits 2 HRs, Marlins beat Mets 7-0

Stanton extended Miami's lead in the third inning after recording his second home run of the game.

Unnamed team sources told the New York Daily News that this suspension dated back to issues that had begun a year ago, and former Met Paul Lo Duca called Harvey's actions "indefensible".

Urena, manager Don Mattingly and A.J. Ellis said a possible combined no-hitter wasn't on their mind when Urena - making his first start of the season in place of injured Edinson Volquez - threw just 47 pitches and allowed one baserunner (via a hit by pitch) in the first five innings. "Tried to sleep wherever I could, on the plane or sitting in the airport", said Wilk, the 29-year-old lefty, who had previous Major League Baseball stints with the Tigers and Angels. The Mets looked flat all game, as the Marlins shut them out 7-0.

Stanton hit a three-run homer in the first.

Harvey can appeal the suspension. Jacob deGrom, then, goes back to being the Mets No. 1 starter. This season he has not bounced back well and now has a 2-2 record and a 5.14 ERA. NY is missing ace right-hander Syndergaard (latissimus dorsi), outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring), first baseman Lucas Duda (elbow), catcher Travis d'Arnaud (wrist), left-hander Steven Matz (elbow), right-hander Seth Lugo (elbow), third baseman David Wright (recovery from neck surgery) and outfielder Brandon Nimmo (hamstring).

Yoenis Cespedes, Lucas Duda, David Wright and Travis d'Araud are all on the team's disabled list and Asdrubal Cabrera was injured Saturday and will likely join them. While he's out, at least on Monday, Jose Reyes will shift to shortstop and Wilmer Flores will play third base. The Mets permitted Syndergaard to make his start, and four outs later, was out with a torn lat muscle that could keep him sidelined until August.

Alderson did not take questions from reporters. Now, we have to wonder if they will be able to find a way to make a rocky relationship work.

"It's not like this comes up once a month, once a season, once a decade, it comes up all the time".

Now? Given what has happened, not so much.

Wilk was the fill-in for Matt Harvey, whose three-day suspension for violating team rules was announced by the team before the game.

Despite all of the adversity, the Mets, 14-15, still have a legitimate shot to reach the postseason.

If nothing else, maybe now more than ever, they need that sense of humor, too.

The sex toy was resting in Kevin Plawecki's locker. Whatever Matt Harvey did on Saturday, somewhere he got the idea that it was okay. "I mean what can you do?" But now, it's one of the many things that gets remembered over time. But short of a medical emergency that warrants a trip to the emergency room, it was Harvey's responsibility to be at Citi on time.

  • Julie Sanders