Harvey suspended, Stanton hits 2 HRs, Marlins beat Mets 7-0

In an incident that overshadowed the fact that the Mets had won three consecutive series and were finally starting to hit, the team announced just hours before his scheduled start today that pitcher Matt Harvey was suspended for three games for a violation of team rules.

NEW YORK — Shortly after scheduled starter Matt Harvey was suspended by the New York Mets, Giancarlo Stanton hit two more monstrous home runs off fill-in Adam Wilk that led the Miami Marlins to a 7-0 victory Sunday.

Nothing specific was cited by either Alderson or manager Terry Collins as for the action against Harvey.

"There are things that go on that you deal with every day that make the job hard, but you know it comes with the territory", Collins said.

The suspension removed Harvey from the 25-man roster.

Of course, this is speculation, but whatever's going on in NY, it is NOT good. At Las Vegas this season, Wilk was 2-3 with a 5.91 ERA in six starts.

Harvey, who is coming back from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery performed previous year that ended his season last July, is now 2-2 with a 5.14 ERA in six starts. He is coming off two of the worst starts of his career, allowing 12 runs over 9 2/3 innings with eight walks in a pair of losses to Atlanta.

He missed the 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. It's unclear if Harvey will pitch that game or of the Mets will skip his turn in the rotation. "We'll just have to keep moving forward". Harvey's best season was in 2015, when he went 13-8 with a 2.71 ERA.

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The team already has dealt with several public relations issues this season.

Inside the Mets' clubhouse, players milled about on what was otherwise a typical sleepy Sunday, as surprised by the suspension as those who came streaming through Citi Field's gates.

NY is missing ace right-hander Syndergaard (latissimus dorsi), outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring), first baseman Lucas Duda (elbow), catcher Travis d'Arnaud (wrist), left-hander Steven Matz (elbow), right-hander Seth Lugo (elbow), third baseman David Wright (recovery from neck surgery) and outfielder Brandon Nimmo (hamstring). The Marlins learned of the move at 11:45 a.m. and had little to no time to prepare for the replacement. Syndergaard issued an apology Saturday to Mets public relations director Jay Horwitz and to members of the media for an outburst on April 27.

Asdrubal Cabrera tried for a diving stop in the shortstop hole, landed on his left thumb and rolled onto his back, grimacing.

Plawecki described it as a prank by someone else.

"Pretty tough situation to put him in, but it's what we had to do", Collins said.

Despaigne (0-1) came up from the minor leagues to make his first big league start since September 13, 2015, for San Diego at San Francisco. "There were rules here that weren't adhered to and we took a stance".

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