The first star to fall in baseball's latest drug investigation is Ryan Braun. The 2011 National League MVP was suspended without pay for the remainder of this season and the postseason on Monday. Braun accepted the 65-game suspension rather than file an appeal which is 15 more games that he avoided last year when an arbitrator overturned his positive test for elevated testosterone because the sample was not handled correctly. The fact that Braun did not appeal this suspension is a strong indication that the case MLB has built against him is overwhelming. Braun's statement following the announcement of his suspension makes him look like more of an ass than he already has become with all his lies. A year ago, he stared into that camera (picture below) and told us he did not do it. Dino Laurenzi lost his job because of this cheater. Braun is only the first name to drop with more to come. Up next - Alex Rodriguez.
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.