Matt Harvey Strikes Out 10 Phillies

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Matt Harvey was dominate once again on Sunday for the Mets as he overpowered the Phillies with 10 strikeouts in seven innings to earn his 8th victory this season. He scattered three Phillies hits and walked nobody. Harvey had extra rest this week as he only pitched two innings in the All-Star Game and it showed as the Phillies had just one extra-base hit and only one runner got past second base. Harvey's fastball was consistently clocked in the upper 90s and he did hit 100 mph at one point. Harvey's ERA is the best in Mets franchise history for a pitcher through his first 30 career games. 

 NEWS & NOTES

  • Matt Kemp (ankle) was enjoying his return to the Dodgers lineup Sunday as he went 3-for-4 and hit his fifth home run of the season before leaving the game with a minor ankle injury. It does not appear that Kemp will need another stint on the disabled list, but its frustrating to say the least. Sunday was the Dodgers 97th game of the season and it was the first time the Dodgers had Carl Crawford, Hanley Ramirez, and Kemp in the lineup together. Who knows when the next time we will see the three of them together again.
  • Hanley Ramirez continued to stay hot Sunday as he went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer. Ramirez  is now batting .393 with 10 homers and 31 RBI in 42 games this season.
  • CC Sabathia was rocked for seven runs over five innings on Sunday night in a no-decision against the Red Sox. Sabathia allowed eight earned runs in his last start before the All-Star break and has really found a tough stretch in his season. He'll look to turn things around in his next start against the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • Justin Masterson gave up one-run on one hit in seven innings Sunday as the Indians picked up a victory over the Twins. Masterson took a no-hitter into the 7th inning, but Brian Dozier hit a home run on the first pitch of that inning to end the no-no bid and the shutout.
  • Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) is expected to take live batting practice on Monday. Cespedes will most likely not play in the series against the Astros this week and he should be considered day-to-day for fantasy owners.
  • Adam Wainwright threw eight innings of two-run ball Sunday in the Cardinals victory over the Padres. Wainwright struck out seven and gave up two walks, which never happens. Regardless, Wainwright earned his 13th victory this season and has a 2.44 ERA.
  • Jordan Zimmerman was on the only pitcher on Sunday got rocked worse than CC Sabathia. Zimmerman had his shortest outing of his career as he went just two innings and surrendering seven earned runs. Zimmerman skipped the All-Star Game to rest his neck injury, but maybe the long layoff  had a negative effect for him.
  • Tommy Hanson (forearm) will return to the Angels’ starting rotation on Tuesday against the Twins. The Angels need Hanson to provide a solid outing and bring some stability to the back end of the Angels rotation.
  • Bartolo Colon threw his 3rd shutout of the season and the 12th for his career on Sunday as the A's defeated the Angels. Colon had only five strikeouts and continues to get it done with movement - not velocity. On Sunday, he looked like Greg Maddux as he shutout the Angels.