Oh and by the way, the Mets were one-hit on Sunday, too.
On a day in which Matt Harvey stole the show by getting himself suspended, the game itself — a 7-0 loss to the Marlins at Citi Field — was a complete afterthought.
The scorching Mets lineup was quelled, Adam Wilk was shelled, and none it was pretty. Wilk was the AAA lefty that got the call to start in Harvey’s place once the team decided it was suspending its star pitcher for three days.
Wilk demonstrated why he’s a 29-year-old pitcher with minimal Major League experience, as the Marlins jumped all over him. He surrendered six runs (five earned) on eight hits and one walk over 3.2 innings. He struck out two batters and surrendered three home runs, including two to Giancarlo Stanton.
PLAY OF THE GAME:
Stanton’s home run off of Adam Wilk. Which one, you ask? Fair question, but Stanton’s second bomb was an absolute no-doubter to left field that bounced off of the Porsche Grill on the second level. It went 468 feet, per Statcast.
The moment the Mets suspended Matt Harvey. That meant that a team that didn’t have any pitchers to turn to had to turn to Adam Wilk, and he just wasn’t up for the challenge.
STAR OF THE GAME:
José Ureña. The game was completely overshadowed by all of the Harvey madness but the Marlins pitcher threw six innings of one-hit ball against what had been a red-hot Mets lineup.
STAT OF THE DAY:
1,315 feet. The combined distance of the three home runs allowed by Wilk.
The Miami bullpen. They followed up Ureña’s strong performance with three no-hit innings of their own.
Matt Moore and the San Francisco Giants come into town to take on Jacob deGrom and the Mets to begin a three-game series.