FIRST PITCH: What a Harvey Day.
The Mets will go for the sweep of the Rockies on Thursday afternoon. Dillon Gee is the starter.
Thursday's news reports:
• Jon Niese said he's ready to return Sunday against the Diamondbacks. Niese has been rehabbing from a partial tear of his left rotator cuff. Read more in the Star-Ledger, Post, Wall Street Journal and Newsday.
• The Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese statue outside at Single-A Brooklyn was vandalized with swastikas and racial and anti-Semitic words.
• In the Daily News, Anthony McCarron writes about the tough situation the Met face in monitoring Harvey's innings.
• From the bloggers ... Rising Apple writes that Flores' future will have to be at first base.
BIRTHDAYS: Former Mets reliever John Hudek turns 47. Hudek pitched 28 games for the Mets in 1998.
TWEET OF THE DAY:
Congrats Matt "Real Deal" Harvey on your shutout. I'm sure it's the first of many! @MattHarvey33 #Mets
— Dwight Gooden (@DocGooden16) August 8, 2013
YOU'RE UP: Was Harvey's performance on Wednesday his best of the season?