Game 5 is Tuesday night in San Antonio with the series tied 2-2.
Whatever happened will get Matt Harvey a three-day suspension with no pay. Back in 2015, Harvey missed a team workout after stating that he was stuck in traffic. But being late to the ballpark is nothing new for Harvey. I don't know what happened but what we might all be able to agree upon is that he is not a good guy.
Matt Harvey always wanted to be considered the Dark Knight of NY. Harvey's has a contract runs through the 2018 season; you can bet the Mets will try to trade him well before then in order to acquire some players in return. Hampered by injuries, however, they've opened 14-16 against all NL East opponents.
"I made a mistake", Harvey said.
Collins managed his 1,003rd game with the Mets, tying Bobby Valentine for second on the franchise list behind Davey Johnson (1,012).
Collins said he hopes events of the past few days might be a wake-up call to help Harvey go in the right direction and make baseball his top priority.
The suspension removed Harvey from the 25-man roster.
NY is coming off a weekend in which star pitcher Noah Syndergaard was put on the 60-day disabled list because of a torn latissimus dorsi muscle and the team was embarrassed when it tweeted a photo of T.J. Rivera wearing the star-of-the-game crown in the clubhouse, which included a clearly visible sex toy in backup catcher Kevin Plawecki's locker. They're 1-4 in their last five games overall, 2-8 in their last 10 road games, and 1-5 in their last six games versus a right-handed starter. Harvey said that he was practically interrogated at his front door while in pajamas. "To do that, you've got to show up".
Harvey is scheduled to start his next game on Friday in Milwaukee. One AL official told the story of sending a talented young player to the minors after repeated alcohol incidents, saying, "You need to get this sorted out". Samardzija is coming off his best start of the season last Wednesday, when he didn't factor into the decision despite allowing only an unearned run over eight innings in the Giants' 4-1, 11-inning win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Plawecki described it as a prank by someone else. If the Mets feel confidently that Harvey will stink forever moving forward, then, yeah, sure, trade him for whatever you can get and let his new team deal with the associated nonsense.
The New York Post's Page Six reported Monday that Harvey was out boozing with friends at 1Oak, a club in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood that's a favorite haunt of celebrities, until 4 a.m. Saturday morning.
Wilk was brought up from Triple-A Las Vegas on short notice and little sleep.
There was a missing face for the New York Mets on Saturday.