Wait, didn’t the Nats already have Ben Revere?
Does it make sense to change a pitcher’s mechanics after two major league starts?
That’s what pitching coach Dan Warthen did. It was in response to Zack Wheeler’s second start in which he was apparently tipping his pitches. Mets TV analyst Ron Darling noticed that Wheeler was slowing down his motion when he threw his curveball. He made it a point to say he didn’t slow down his motion on his slider, just the curve. So was that worth an immediate mechanical adjustment?
Slugging first baseman Adam LaRoche returns to the Nationals.
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Matt Harvey completely blew this game. Had he only been able to hit a three-run homer, the Mets would have won. What a choker.
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As a result of this loss, Gio Gonzalez remains the only NL pitcher with 19 wins.
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The Mets’ offensive futility in Flushing is now reaching historical proportions.
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On the bright side, the Mets bullpen was nearly perfect through three innings.