METS GAME WRAP
Indians 7, Mets 5
Game: #10 Record: 4-6 Streak: L 1
SUMMARY: Perfect through four, Matt Harvey couldn’t make it at of the sixth and came away with his third straight loss to open the season. Down 7-1 at one point, the Mets rallied to tease on Yoenis Cespedes’ three-run homer and Neil Walker’s third homer of the season.
KEY MOMENT: When it was apparent Harvey didn’t have it in the sixth following RBI hits by Jason Kipnis and Mike Napoli that made it 4-1, manager Terry Collins stuck with him and the game soon got away.
THUMBS UP: Curtis Granderson showed breakout signs with a homer and double. … Three more homers from the Mets. They have seven in the two games in Cleveland. … The Mets showed comeback capabilities, but couldn’t finish the deal.
THUMBS DOWN: Harvey gave up five runs on six hits and three walks in 5.2 innings. … Travis d’Arnaud was hit by a pitch and has a bruised left forearm. … Two more strikeouts by Cespedes to give him 16 in just ten games. … Rafael Montero was rocked in relief.
EXTRA INNINGS: Jason deGrom was placed on family emergency leave due to complications with his newborn son, Jaxon. He could be away from the team for up to seven days. He’s expected to throw a 40-pitch bullpen session Sunday and possibly to hitters Tuesday. Eric Campbell was brought up to take his spot on the roster. … Collins said David Wright will get Sunday off. … Don’t expect d’Arnaud to play Sunday.
QUOTEBOOK: “It’s hard to explain. I don’t have an answer for you.” – Collins in response to a question as to why Harvey lost it all of a sudden.
BY THE NUMBERS: 16: Strikeouts by Cespedes already this season. He had two Saturday.
NEXT FOR METS: Steven Matz attempts to rebound from being rocked in his season debut.
ON DECK: Is It Time To Wonder About Harvey?