TWO BIG LOSSES FOR METS
An injury-plagued New York Mets season suffered two more blows Thursday that might prove to be insurmountable — the loss of starter Matt Harvey and slugging second baseman Neil Walk
er to significant injuries. Mets general manager Sandy Alder
son said Harvey was expected to miss several weeks with a scapula injury, diagnosed the day after he struggled to reach 90 mph with his fastball in a start against the Chicago Cubs. Harvey, 28, struggled to a 5.25 ERA in 13 starts this season as he came back from July 2016 surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome. Walker has a partially torn hamstring that will also sideline him for a significant period of time. Walker, 31, is batting .270 with nine home runs and is on a one-year, $17.2 million deal after accepting the club’s qualifying offer last winter.