Collins said the team was at least aware of this situation on Saturday night, using relief pitching more cautiously knowing Wilk might start. The Mets are unwilling to reveal the reason for Harvey's brief and sudden suspension.
Harvey can appeal the suspension, which removes Harvey from the 25-man roster.
In the first inning of the Miami Marlins' 7-0 one-hitter over the New York Mets on Sunday, Giancarlo Stanton stepped to the plate with two on and one out. As it appears that the Mets did not hear from Harvey on Saturday, and he just did not appear at the park that day, the lack of communication is not a surprise.
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This is just the latest episode in what has been an often contentious relationship between Harvey and both the team and the NY media. Neither he nor Manager Terry Collins would specify what Harvey had done to warrant the suspension. The Cubs also recalled reliever Justin Grimm and infielder Tommy La Stella from Triple-A Iowa before Sunday night's game against the New York Yankees.
Fortunately, Duca jumped back on social media and gave us a little more insight as to what's going on in Flushing. "We're going to keep it in-house", said Collins at this morning's press conference, before adding, "Sometimes, you have to make tough decisions, and this is one of them". "Hopefully he gets behind us and we can move forward and go back to the way we were playing the last week", said Collins.
However, he underwent season-ending surgery in 2016 after posting a 4.86 ERA in 17 starts and hasn't returned to his previous All-Star form this year with a 5.14 ERA in six starts. Lester is making his 30th start against NY, matching teammate John Lackey for the most starts by an active NL pitcher against the club. At Las Vegas this season, Wilk was 2-3 with a 5.91 ERA in six starts. Harvey is coming off two of the worst starts of his career, allowing 12 runs over 9 2/3 innings with eight walks in a pair of losses to Atlanta. Despaigne, who came within four outs of a no-hitter against the Mets three years ago, needed 38 pitches to get through the first.