Happy Matt Harvey Day! Matt Harvey (4-0, 0.93 ERA, 0.66 WHIP, 9.9 SO/9) takes the mound against…well, who cares? It’s Matt Harvey Day.
But seriously, it’s Ted Lilly and the Dodgers at Citi Field.
There’s lots of reaction to last night’s loss. Mark (Bleepin’) Ellis Chippered the Mets with a pair of home runs, and a hot shot that knocked Jon Niese on his butt and out of the game. Niese is day-to-day and says he’ll make his next start. We shall see.
Josh Edgin got lit up last night and now sports a 10.80 ERA. Terry Collins is concerned. Edgin’s fastball was straight and his slider was a cement mixer. Could Robert Carson, who did yeoman’s work on short notice after replacing the injured Niese, be in line to replace Edgin? Shaun Marcum is due to be activated on Saturday, and someone in the bullpen is going to have to head out to Vegas. Or maybe another answer could come from within.
Jack Leathersich continued his scoreless streak in Binghamton last night. The Leather Rocket is slight of build, but has 15 Ks in 10 innings this year. Perhaps his time won’t come this year, but we may see him in Queens soon.