Mets manager Terry Collins still fuming about Matt Harvey situation

David Wright is 4 for 12 against Sabathia, but other Mets have fared poorly in the matchup.

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Here are some of the key quotes from Collins, as transcribed by the New York Post. “The first inning I had Beltran 0-2″. “I know where I want to be, and that’s on a mound, pitching for the Mets”.

“He was throwing the ball really well”.

“Everything is in our lap”, he said. Be wary of it, they say. “You couldn’t have set it up any worse than it was”. By the time the top of the sixth was over, the Mets were down by four to their crosstown rivals, on the way to an 11-2 drubbing.

Boston scored five times in the ninth, including a two-run homer from Jackie Bradley Jr., to beat the Toronto Blue Jays. With a 1-0 lead and more importantly, Harvey’s inning count for the season at 176.2, the Mets went to the bullpen. “I’m going to be ready for my next start, whenever it is”.

“We’re going to take him out of the two-hole tomorrow and put him someplace else, see if we can get some guys on ahead of him”, he said. The longer Sabathia is pitching to a batter, the more in control he gets.

Harvey’s workload has been a hot-button issue within the organization in recent weeks, as the “Dark Knight” approaches his doctor-recommended 180-inning limit following undergoing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in October 2013. After he was removed, he sat on the bench and lowered his head, nodding during a chat with Collins. “I think in a sense we’ve been playing playoff baseball for a while”. “I understand it means a lot to the fans that were around during that period of time”. “There have been things that you do that you don’t necessarily think that – there might be a better way that in the past it’s been done, [but] it doesn’t happen today”.

“Was I disturbed? You’re [darn] right I was disturbed”. Instead of hitting the go-ahead home run in the eighth, he would end up striking out.

The Yankees shut out the Mets on Saturday 5-0 in a big game for the team, which came after the Mets won 5-1 on Friday night to start the series off. The final game starts up past 8 pm ET and will be on ESPN from Citi Field in Queens. The Mets entered Monday night’s action against the Atlanta Braves leading the Washington Nationals by six games in the National League East, with 13 games left to play.

Girardi was ejected in the second inning for arguing with John Hirschbeck that Bird didn’t swing on what was called a swinging strike three.

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