Matt Turner | Rant Sports- For just the third time this season, the New York Mets won a series on the road. After splitting the first two games with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Steven Matz and the Mets came out victorious in dominant fashion Sunday afternoon, winning 8-0. The short-term goals should be to just finish out the half strong. As a .500 team back by only a few games, each win right now is so crucial. It’s possible that Travis d’Arnaud will be healthy by the end of the break, and maybe David Wright will even be further along with rehab, which would be huge for the lineup and for morale.
(Chris Soto: You could have made a very strong case in forecasting the Mets would get swept by the Dodgers this weekend. Instead they walk out series winners thanks to superb pitching from Thor and Matz and an offensive explosion on Sunday. Turner is right, if the Mets can at least finish this week strong....A healthy d'Arnaud return and the eventual Wright return after the break is going to not only bring more offensive firepower, but also bring a MUCH NEEDED morale boost to a club that really needs it right now.)
Kristie Ackert | NY Daily News- Matt Harvey will “have to get over it.” The Mets ace is not the only starter who is uncomfortable with the six-man rotation, but he is the one who voiced it Saturday night after he lost to the Dodgers. “They gotta get over it. Matt knows that,” the Mets manager said. “I know he is frustrated by it....You can see the frustration. I understand, I certainly understand he is a tremendous competitor and wants to be out there as much as he can on a regular basis.’“It’s just that it’s easiest way,” Collins said. “So we’ve got to make the adjustment, and Matt understands that. I certainly understand why he would say that and I don’t blame him.”
(Chris Soto: Ya know what? ENOUGH. We are getting sick and tired of these continuing Harvey "excuses". He seems to be the only one struggling to adjust to the whole 6 man rotation thing. Maybe it's not the rotation....maybe it's him. We all know that Tommy John recipients are not always 100% during their 1st season back and Harvey is experiencing that inconsistency. Yet, rather than just admitted that "hey, i understand that it's gonna take time," he continues to throw one excuse after another. That leads me the a question that was asked of me this weekend....If the Los Angeles Dodgers came to you and said....we want Harvey....and we're willing to pay Corey Seager and Yasiel Puig in order to get him....How can you say no?)
Mike Puma | New York Post- The Mets have two players with legitimate All-Star resumes this season, but will both be selected for the game? Jacob deGrom and Jeurys Familia will find out Monday if they will be joining the NL All-Star team. Not surprisingly, the Mets were shut out in the fan balloting for starting position players, the results of which were released Sunday. According to a club source, NL manager Bruce Bochy has been “trying real hard,” to get both deGrom and Familia on the roster. One of the two is a certainty since each team must be represented.
(Chris Soto: Both Familia and deGrom should absolutely be on the All-Star team as they have not only been the Mets best players...but also two of the top players in the National League this season. deGrom is currently ranked tied for 6th in terms of WAR among NL SP's and despite being 16th in WAR among RP, Familia is still 2nd among them in terms of ERA, and 5th in saves. Bochy will find a place for both of them.)
(Chris Soto: Ready or not....Mejia is ready! He's going to be a huge boost to the effectiveness of the Mets bullpen. He also can help Mets fans feel a little easier knowing that he's gonna handle 8th inning duties, bumping Parnell to 7th inning work and Carlos Torres back to the swing role that he excels at. Now the important question is....who get bumped from the bullpen? Unfortunately, It will most likely be Logan Verrett who has been excellent since returning to the Mets organization. He'll likely get sent back to AAA and re-stretch out as a SP in case the Mets need him later on in the year to eat up some innings.)