Matt Harvey pitched five scoreless innings before giving up five runs as the New York Mets lost 5-3 to the Arizona Diamondbacks in their rain-delayed Major League Baseball contest.
The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired reliever Heath Bell from the Miami Marlins and infielder Cliff Pennington from the Oakland Athletics.
The Miami Marlins have a new shortstop, stadium, manager, reliever, uniform and name. Missing is a guaranteed way to pay for all those upgrades.
Jose Reyes became the second free- agent All-Star to join the Miami Marlins this week.
The New York Mets scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 3-2 win over the Miami Marlins and a three-game series sweep, spoiling Jose Reyes’s return to Citi Field after leaving the franchise as a free agent in December.
Losing leading hitter Jose Reyes to the division-rival Miami Marlins is the latest setback to a New York Mets club that has struggled on and off the field since moving to Citi Field in 2009.
Joe Mauer and Albert Pujols topped fan voting for Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game while rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals was left off the National League roster.
"In my mind, as well as I know him, since the velocity is still good and he's still got the good rotation on the breaking ball, I think changing scenery and getting back into hopefully a comfortable environment for him, I think he'll be strong."
- Heath Bell on Oct 20, 2012