The Washington Nationals defeated the reeling Atlanta Braves 8-2 to remain 5 games behind the Mets. The Braves have now lost 11 games in a row. Shelby Miller struggled against the Nats lineup, and the Braves never recovered.
Harvey’s noncommittal interview (which can be heard here) angered Mets fans and beat writers, calling Harvey everything from a hypocrite to “The Joker” (as a brief edit of his Wikipedia page stated).
There is no shortage of stories and links in response to Harvey’s interview, but here is a smattering…
- NYDN McCarron: No limit on hit Mets ace Matt Harvey’s legacy may take
- NYDN Lupica: Matt Harvey will be remembered as Mets ace who quit if he stops pitching because of innings limit
- NYP Vaccaro: Mets fans won’t forget: Matt Harvey’s a hypocrite
- NYP Davidoff: The Mets have the perfect opening to trade Matt Harvey
- Newsday Lennon: Timing of Matt Harvey’s decision seems like a betrayal
- Newsday Rieber: Importance of Steven Matz grows if Matt Harvey is shut down
- North Jersey Klapisch: Mets ace Harvey looking out for No. 1
- ESPN Olney (Insider required): How could Mets respond to Harvey shutdown? Trade him this offseason
- NJ.com Guardado: Who could the Mets get for Matt Harvey?
- NJ.com Vorkunov: Los Angeles Angels’ Houston Street has some advice for Mets’ Matt Harvey
- USA Today FTW Berg: Matt Harvey looks terrible in sudden drama over innings limits
- Metsblog: What they’re saying about Matt Harvey