- Isn't it funny how depth chart issues resolve themselves? UT Eric Campbell was unfairly demoted to AAA when the front office made the decision to carry only 4 bench players. Instead of sulking he responds by just flat out raking against inferior talent. A week and half later, David Wright suffers a minor injury causing him to be placed on the 15 day DL and Campbell takes his place. #NextManUp
(Chris Soto: Lucas has looked absolutely locked in at the plate. Even though he's in the middle of a righty heavy schedule, Duda has been equally formidable against the lefties too. [Small Sample Size Alert] In his 8 Plate Appearances so far, Duda has been able to poke around 3 hits and 1 walk with only 2 K's. Against RHP, He's only OPS'ing a cool .972 which is good for 30th so far this early in the season.)
Ted Berg | For The Win- Things got chippy in Tuesday night’s game between the Mets and the Phillies. After Philadelphia starter David Buchanan hit both Wilmer Flores and Michael Cuddyer with pitches in the second inning, Matt Harvey threw a fastball square in the back of Phillies second baseman Chase Utley with two outs and first base open in the fifth. Utley played it cool as home-plate umpire Alfonso Marquez warned both benches. Harvey appeared to stare down Utley, who had homered and singled off him earlier in the game.
(Chris Soto: Lets make no butts about it. If you were watching the game....you could tell....that Harvey was sending a message to the Phillies. That moment afterwards as Utley is trotting down the line and Harvey is just staring him down....It was almost like he was DARING him to charge the mound. Even though he didn't have his "A" stuff, or even his "B" stuff for that matter, Harvey's swagger and bulldog demeanor still electrified the stadium, the crowd, and his own teammates. He was making it known that you don't want to F*** with the Mets this season so tell Buchanan to cut that HBP S*** out.)
Associated Press | Newsday- Did the much discussed and speculated reasoning -- selling more tickets for the second game when a home-opening sellout already was expected -- pan out? The Mets drew 39,849 fans on Tuesday night for a 6-5 win against the Phillies. That's the biggest crowd for the second home game of the season since Citi Field opened in 2009.
(Chris Soto: Even more impressive....The Mets-Phillies Game also delivered the highest rated SNY broadcast since 2012. That is the power of the Harvey Effect.)