Mets Lose as Matt Harvey Replacement Flops

You may have heard Matt Harvey was unable to make his start on Sunday because of some little suspension thing. Well, they could have used him because his replacement was terrible, as the Mets see their three-game winning streak snapped as well as some more disfunction.

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Adam Wilk with the start in place of the suspended Matt Harvey. It did not go well. (Photo courtesy Twitter/@Mets)

Adam Wilk got the start, and the Marlins jumped all over him in the first inning. Wilk allowed a walk and a double, and then Giancarlo Stanton followed with a long home run (those are the only kind he hits) off the second deck facing in left field to give the Marlins a 3-0 lead.

Stanton struck again with a monster shot off the glass wall of the restaurant in left to make it 4-0. Wilk allowed two more runs in the fourth before Terry Collins sent to the showers. It is likely the last we will see of him.

Wilk lasted 3.2 innings, allowing six runs on eight hits. Wilk showed why he is a career minor leaguer, last appearing in the majors in 2015 — one game for the Angels — in addition to a combined eight games for the Tigers in 2011 and 2012.

Paul Sewald pitched very well for the second straight game. He went 3.1 innings, allowing a run (in his final inning) with six strikeouts.

Meantime, the Mets did not collect their first hit off Jose Urena, a reliever starting in place of the injured Edinson Volquez, until the sixth inning. Why can’t the Mets emergency guy pitch as well?

It was the only hit they would get as the Mets lose 7-0, the first time they have been shut out this season, on yet another miserable day in Flushing.

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