In the end, justice and sanity prevailed for the New York Mets. They were late in promoting Bisons ace Matt Harvey to their rotation and you had to wonder after he blew up Saturday night against Charlotte if they were going to look elsewhere but Harvey finally got the call to Queens Sunday night.
He'll be on the Mets' taxi squad on Monday, be put on the active roster Tuesday and will make his major-league debut for the Mets Thursday night in Arizona.
With injuries to Johan Santana and Dillon Gee, it would appear Harvey will likely stay the rest of the year in the big leagues. Realistically, he's got nothing left to prove here anyway.
Harvey is 7-5 with a 3.68 ERA in an International League-high 20 starts for the Bisons. His 112 strikeouts are second in the IL and tied seventh-most in a single season in the Bisons modern era.
Harvey's departure almost certainly signals the promotion of top prospect Zach Wheeler from Double-A Binghamton to replace him. Wheeler, a 22-year-old right-hander acquired last year from San Francisco for Carlos Beltran, is 9-5 with a 2.99 ERA and 101 strikeouts for the B-Mets.