But the truth is, there was plenty about which to make a fuss, especially for a team that had fallen off the grid for years before Harvey came along and Mets fans began to talk about Harvey Day like it was a local baseball holiday, and every one of his starts suddenly felt like the main event in NY baseball. "Same hamstring, different spot", Mattingly said.
Collins said the team was at least aware of this situation on Saturday night, using relief pitching more cautiously knowing Wilk might start. The loudest sigh of relief in NY came Sunday morning when an MRI showed no serious damage. "These guys are capable of putting up runs quick, so it's really just get through innings and just keep moving".
"I know he's been a starting pitcher", Collins said of Milone.
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"I thought it was worse than it is", he said Monday. Weirdly, the Mets announced that Harvey's suspension began as of Saturday, yet, apparently didn't inform him until Sunday. The 425-foot moonshot put the Marlins up 4-0, which was more than enough run support for Jose Urena. The Miami bats also had a good day, recording seven runs on 14 hits, including three home runs - two by Giancarlo Stanton.
"At this point, we've been treading water and feeling like we've been sinking a little bit", manager Don Mattingly said.
Matt Harvey is 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.
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Prosecutors also suggested that both Montano and Sanchez used "MS-13 gang signs", but Montano's lawyers denied those allegations. Officials said they were besieged by hundreds of racist and xenophobic calls and comments, and had to increase security.
Had Urena gotten through the sixth inning unscathed, Mattingly nearly surely would have had to pull a pitcher with a no-hitter intact for the third time this season. Stanton's solo shot in the second was his 18th at Citi Field, five more than any other visiting player.
Harvey was scheduled to start on Sunday afternoon. Suspended on the heels of the news that Noah Syndergaard (torn lat muscle) would probably not pitch until after the All-Star break at the soonest, Harvey was being relied upon by the Mets to turn his sour season around and lift the the Mets back into the NL East fray. It was his first major league appearance since April 15, 2015, and his first big-league start since April 25, 2012.
NOTES: Marlins INF Miguel Rojas started at third base but left after the first inning with a jammed right thumb. To be fair, he flew all night to get to NY and was rushed onto the mound.
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Last year, when he went 22-4, he was backed by huge offense - 6.6 runs per nine innings, highest in the majors. Kevin Gausman (1-2, 7.50 ERA) will take the ball against Drew Pomeranz (2-1, 4.15 ERA) in Wednesday's contest.
Both sides agree that Harvey did not inform the Mets of his absence until after 3 p.m., which is the cutoff for doing so.