Morning Briefing: Here's Harvey!

July, 3, 2013
7/03/13
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FIRST PITCH: It's Matt Harvey's turn.

After the Mets handled Patrick Corbin his first loss of the year Tuesday night in a 9-1 win, they will look to win their third straight as they turn to their ace against the Diamondbacks.

Tuesday, the Mets received a stellar outing from Jeremy Hefner, and scored a season-high seven runs in the rain-delayed seventh inning.

Wednesday's news reports

• Read game recaps in the Daily News, Post, Star-Ledger, The Record, Newsday, New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

• Terry Collins did not make it seem like Ike Davis' return is imminent. The Mets are about to face a string of right-handers, so now would be the time to bring back Davis. Josh Satin is also playing well in Davis' absence. Read more in The Record.

• Shaun Marcum, who pitched Monday and was seen in the dugout pointing to his shoulder area, visited the doctor on Tuesday, according to a source. Read more in the Post.

• Giants manager and NL All-Star skipper Bruce Bochy said the All-Star Game being played at Citi Field should help Harvey's candidacy to start the game.

• The Mets called up Germen Gonzalez and demoted Zack Lutz. Read more in the Star-Ledger.

• David Wright extended his lead over Pablo Sandoval in the race to be the starting third baseman for the National League in the All-Star Game. Read more in the Post and Newsday.

• The Mets made three international signings on Tuesday.

• Eric Young Jr. started at second base on Tuesday.

• The Mets have received a boost from the influx of players from Triple-A Las Vegas. Read more in the Wall Street Journal.

• MLB announced the rosters for the Legends & Celebrity softball game on July 14.

• In the Daily News, John Harper writes that the Mets must find out if Davis is part of their future .

From the bloggers ... Mets Report writes that Satin's hot play could hurt the Mets if they were looking to move Davis. ... Mets Police pens a letter to new Mets chief revenue office Lou DePaoli.

BIRTHDAYS: Former Mets outfielder Moises Alou turns 47. Alou played his final two seasons for the Mets in 2007-08.

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Matt Ehalt

ESPN New York contributor

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BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.287 7 37 57
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 15
RBIL. Duda 50
RD. Murphy 57
OPSL. Duda .841
WB. Colon 8
ERAJ. Niese 3.13
SOZ. Wheeler 112