Jayson Werth plays role of Superman Werth

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Chase Utley hit two home runs on Wednesday, including what proved the game-winner in the top of the 11th, as the Phillies beat the Mets.

But before Utley could go yard, Jayson Werth saved the day in the
bottom of the 10th, snaring David Wright’s smoking liner with a
diving/falling down catch to end the inning. Fernando Martinez was on
first base and likely would’ve scored if the ball had gotten past
Werth.

You can view video of the catch here.

Werth is proving to be quite a versatile player, giving the Phillies
a fine outfield with Shane Victorino and the suddenly — and perhaps unfairly — embattled Raul Ibanez.

In the meantime, the injury-plagued Mets must try to stay afloat during a brutal stretch of games.

Mets, Orioles have discussed a Matt Harvey trade

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Orioles and Mets have discussed a trade for Matt Harvey.

Rosenthal says the discussions have involved a reliever going back to New York and observes that that Harvey and Brad Brach are projected for similar salaries in their final arbitration years which could make a financial match.

There have been a handful of Harvey rumors over the past couple of days, with a report coming out yesterday that the Mets have spoken with at least two teams about their fallen ace. Jon Heyman said today that the Rangers may have been one of those teams. Maybe the Orioles are the second or, perhaps, the third?

All if this has to be pretty deflating if you’re a Mets fan, given the promise and dominance Harvey showed before injuries waylaid him the past two seasons. Harvey is still just 28 but he made only 18 starts and one relief appearance last year, posting a 6.70 ERA with a 67/47 K/BB ratio in 92.2 innings.

If the Mets can’t find a trade partner this winter, they’ll clearly hope for him to rebound at least a little bit in 2018, allowing him to regain some trade value.