In case you missed it on Saturday Sept. 5
Bartolo Colon, 42, pitched the Mets' first complete game and shutout this season, scattering nine hits in a 7-0 win in Miami.
Colon extended his scoreless innings streak to a career-high 25, the longest such streak by a pitcher 42 or older since Hoyt Wilhelm in 1967. Colon (13-11, 4.18) became the oldest pitcher to pitch a shutout since Jamie Moyer (47) in 2010.
Travis d'Arnaud had a career-high four RBI, including a three-run homer in the first. Wilmer Flores and Juan Lagares also homered for the Mets, who scored all their runs in the first two innings.
Washington blanked Atlanta 8-0 to stay within five games of the first-place Mets. The Nats host the Mets in a three-game series starting Monday.
Matt Harvey and his post-Tommy John surgery innings limit dominated the news. In a pregame session with reporters, Harvey did not distance himself from agent Scott Boras, who said Harvey would be "in peril" if he exceeded the 180-inning limit set by Dr. James Andrews this season.
Harvey declined to say he would pitch in the playoffs, repeatedly saying that he is only focused on Tuesday, when he makes his next start against the Nationals.
Mets fans expressed their displeasure with Harvey on social media, and went to his Wikipedia to make unflattering and now-deleted edits.
Terry Collins said after the game that Harvey was "well aware" of the firestorm of criticism. "That's not who he is. We'll get him back on track."
Lucas Duda went 2-for-3 and played first base for in a rehab assignment at Double-A Binghamton.