Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/15/12
As we posted here yesterday, the Mets will be sending an entourage to Buffalo and all eyes will be on right-handed starter Matt Harvey who could be auditioning for a chance to make his Major League debut next Saturday.against the Dodgers. If Harvey were to convince the Mets that he is up for the challenge, expect growing pains along the way. But with that said, he should be a significant upgrade over Miguel Batista and that right now should be and is the primary objective. Last night’s loss was a punch in the gut to say the least and an anguishing defeat after the Mets fought back to take the lead. As I wrote back on June 28, after Collins dubbed Bobby Parnell as the Mets closer, “hold on to your butts, this wasn’t going to be pretty.” While Parnell looks tantalizingly fit for the closers role by virtue of his devastating fastball which can check in at 100mph, his stomach for the job has been found wanting. In the 22 save opportunities he’s been entrusted with in his career, Parnell has
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