“I called Scott, I said, ‘Scott, you gotta pull the reins on this guy, because he’s gonna make it tough on himself,’ ” said Hernandez. “He goes, ‘Keith, I can’t, he’s gonna do — he’s his own guy — he’s gonna do what he’s gonna do.’
“He made a lot of enemies. He was confrontational with Sandy — with Sandy Alderson. They had a tough relationship. Matt was arrogant and, you know what, you meet the same people on the way up, you meet ’em on the way down, too.’’
It was a nice effort by Hernandez, but Boras was right, Harvey was going to do what he wanted, whenever he wanted.
That’s why he’s an ex-Met.
Cespedes Goes On DL: The Mets finally did what they should have done a week ago, which was place Yoenis Cespedes on the 10-day disabled week.
“The decision was pretty clear that we needed to get him on the DL, and get him back to where he needs to be,’’ manager Mickey Callaway said. “He was improving while he was playing, and that kind of stopped. So, let’s take a different route and make sure we’re cautious with him and get him back to the Cespedes he can be sooner.
“It’s like any injury. Nobody can predict that. The information I have is that we can get this resolved with some rest. He could’ve continued to gut it out, and continued to play. We were hoping with the off-days, and things like that, the progression of it would be where at some point maybe this would go away while he was playing.’’
Wheeler Rocked: Zack Wheeler’s pattern of following a respectable start with a stinker continued in today’s 12-1 loss. In his worst start of the season, Wheeler gave up six earned runs in four-plus innings.
“It’s tough, because you do see both sides, how brilliant he can be and you see how things can unravel at times,’’ Callaway said.
Wheeler was sharp for the first three innings, but unraveled following an 18-minute delay with the Mets batting in the third, as the grounds crew spread drying agent on the soaked field.