Posted June 28, 2013 on AP on Fox
The New York Mets will be putting their best on display in Friday night's opener of a three-game home set against the Washington Nationals. Matt Harvey will be on the mound and David Wright will be back in the lineup for New York while the Nationals will hope to continue their winning ways when Ross Detwiler starts against the Mets. The sensational Harvey (7-1, 2.05 ERA) will be the main attraction as he pitches in front of his home fans for the first time since his lone defeat June 13 against St. Louis. He has bounced back with consecutive victories, allowing two hits in six innings Sunday in an 8-0 win at Philadelphia in a 72-pitch outing cut short by rain. Harvey leads the NL with 121 strikeouts and his 191 through 26 starts are the sixth-most since 1916 by any pitcher in that span to start a career. He also leads the majors in opponent batting average (.188) and WHIP (0.88). The right-hander is 1-1 with a 1.50 ERA in two career starts against the Nationals, yielding one ...
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