Matt Harvey started out Sunday by striking out Austin Jackson, Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera, but the rest of the day was not nearly as good. He walked in a run in the second inning and gave up four overall on five hits and three walks in five innings. “It was one of those outings where everything felt really good and I tried to do a little bit too much instead of backing off a little bit and executing the pitch,” Harvey said. “But everything clicked toward the end and that’s definitely a positive note that I took away from the start." CATCH YOU LATER Catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud, the centerpiece of the R.A. Dickey trade, was optioned to Triple-A Sunday night, as expected. D’Arnaud hit .343 with four RBI in 16 games, but by delaying his major league debut, the Mets hold off his free agency timetable and the possibility of him being deemed a Super-2 player and eligible for salary arbitration with less than three years of service. OUCH! Center field prospect Matt den Dekker broke his right wrist, falling on it as he tried to make a great catch in the seventh inning Sunday. . . . Daniel Murphy (rib muscle) played five innings at second base in a minor league game, saying it was the best he had felt this spring. Though he has yet to play in a Grapefruit League game, he thinks he possibly could be ready for the opener.
Matt Harvey roughed up against Tigers, NY Mets option Travis d'Arnaud to Triple-A
New York Daily News | Mar 25