FIRST PITCH: Poor Matt Harvey.
In what's become a common theme this season, the Mets wasted another fantastic outing from their ace as the bullpen imploded in a 6-4 loss to the Nats on Friday night. Harvey gave the Mets a 4-1 lead after seven, striking out 11 and giving up just three hits, but the bullpen gave up five in the final two innings.
The Mets are now 14-24 at home, the worst mark in the majors.
Saturday's news reports:
• Brandon Nimmo is a finalist for the All-Star Futures Team. Nimmo, the team's first-round pick in 2011, is playing with Single-A Savannah.
• The Mets actually have averaged fewer fans for Harvey's starts than other home games this season.
BIRTHDAYS: Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew was born today. Killebrew, who died in 2011, would have been 77.
TWEET OF THE DAY:
In my opinion I think @Mets @MattHarvey33 has earned the right to START this years @AllStarGame in his home stadium!!
— Dwight Gooden (@DocGooden16) June 29, 2013
YOU'RE UP: Which pitcher is Harvey's biggest competition to start the All-Star Game?