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

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Alderson said the righthander was sent home but declined further comment. Someone with Harvey's interest in mind says it was a "communication" issue, but the Mets are fed up either way.

Harvey can appeal the suspension.

He reportedly told the team that he wasn't feeling well and would not come to the ballpark, only to arrive on Sunday and find out that he was suspended. "At some point, we've got to start putting games together". Now, we have to wonder if they will be able to find a way to make a rocky relationship work.

"It's nice to be put in the situation where there's expectations, so that you don't get caught up in, 'Well, it doesn't matter how I do.' It does matter how you do".

The lanky left-hander briefly lost the lead in a four-run fifth inning while the Twins batted around, but Leon broke the tie in the sixth with a two-out homer off Twins ace Ervin Santana (5-1) (see full recap). After his suspension was announced before Sunday's game, it was later reported that Harvey would file a grievance against the Mets, which could bring the case before an independent arbitrator. The team began 2017 with 30 consecutive intradivision games, going 14-16. "Reyes will move over to shortstop, we have Flores and T.J. Rivera that can play third, and we're hopeful Duda will be back in the next week or so".

If there was anyone siding with Harvey, they certainly did not express their thoughts, with a number of players saying the suspension was understandable. The Mets also claimed lefty Tommy Milone off waivers from Milwaukee - he was 1-0 with one save and a 6.43 ERA.

Harvey was 4-10 with a 4.86 ERA in 14 starts last season before undergoing surgery to fix thoracic outlet syndrome. He is coming off two of the worst starts of his career, allowing 12 runs over 92/3 innings with eight walks in two losses to Atlanta. "[We] don't know what we're going to do just yet".

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Harvey's best season was in 2015, when he went 13-8 with a 2.71 ERA. He didn't play on Sunday, and the Mets had him test the thumb on Monday, leading them to believe a stint on the DL is unnecessary, per Zach Braziller of the New York Post.

The relationship between Harvey and the Mets has not been a great one over the last five years. He was removed with the lat injury after only 11 batters.

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

NY is coming off a weekend in which star pitcher Noah Syndergaard was put on the 60-day disabled list because of a torn latissimus dorsi muscle and the team was embarrassed when it tweeted a photo of T.J. Rivera wearing the star-of-the-game crown in the clubhouse, which included a clearly visible sex toy in backup catcher Kevin Plawecki's locker. Plawecki has said he had no knowledge of the toy being in his locker.

It's never easy with the New York Mets.

Harvey "needs to address some guys" before he returns to the mound, Collins added.

Mets RHP Odrisamer Despaigne was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas before the game.

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