Sunday, August 25, 2013
Morning Briefing: Maxed out
By Matt Ehalt
FIRST PITCH:: In the first-ever regular-season meeting of All-Star Game starters, Mets ace Matt Harvey couldn't keep pace with Detroit's Max Scherzer as the Tigers beat the Mets, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon at Citi Field. The Tigers pounded Harvey for 13 hits, although they only scored two runs against him.
Today, Dillon Gee (9-8, 3.60) tries to stave off the three-game sweep vs. Jersey native Rick Porcello (9-7, 4.52). First pitch at 1:10 p.m.
Sunday's news reports:
• Read game recaps in the Post, Daily News, Star-Ledger, The Record, Newsday and New York Times.
• Harvey said he's getting "pretty tired" as the season nears its final month. Harvey yielded a career-high 13 hits in the loss. Harvey has thrown 178 1/3 innings this year, and does have an innings restriction in place.
• Lucas Duda returned, replacing Mike Baxter. Duda will serve as a backup first baseman. Read more in the Post, Daily News, Star-Ledger, The Record and Newsday.
• The Mets signed 16-year-old Dominican outfielder Ricardo Cespedes.
• Single-A Brooklyn pitcher Akeel Morris is pitching well for the Cyclones.
• In The Record, Mike Kerwick writes that he would keep Davis for at least one more season.
• In Newsday, Anthony Rieber writes that the Mets' young core provides hope of a more exciting future for the team.
• From the bloggers ... Faith and Fear in Flushing enjoyed the summer, even if it's not entirely on board with all the Mets' moves.
BIRTHDAYS: Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano turns 37.
TWEET OF THE DAY:
YOU'RE UP: Are you concerned that Harvey feels "pretty tired"?