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The best pitcher in the National League so far this year is a second-year starter taking the league by storm. And it’s not the one who was just on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Mets sensation Matt Harvey is commanding all the attention, but it’s Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin who is stealthily putting together a season every bit as good — in fact, better.
Even after one of his worst starts of the season, Corbin picked up his ninth win of the year on Sunday as Arizona clubbed the Cubs for a 12-4 win. His 9-0 start to the season ties Brandon Webb’s mark for the best in club history, and he’s the first pitcher in the bigs to reach the nine-win mark this year.
Corbin’s win total isn’t just a product of getting help from his offense. Even after allowing four runs in six innings on Sunday, he sits third in the NL with a 2.06 ERA, just ahead of Harvey’s 2.17 mark. Corbin’s numbers are even more impressive when you consider that his home park, whatever the hell they call it these day...
BEST OF MAXIM
Let the honors begin for Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin.
Corbin earned National League Pitcher of the Month honors Monday after going 5-0 with a 1.53 ERA in May, beating out the likes of Pirates closer Jason Grilli and Phillies starter Cliff Lee.
The award comes a day after Corbin beat the Cubs despite his worst outing of the year, improving his record 9-0 and tying former...
CHICAGO -- As they seem to fairly often, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson's pregame words resonated even more once Sunday's game had been completed. This time, it was Gibson talking about starting pitcher Patrick Corbin's hot start and what's ahead for the left-hander.
"He gets it, he knows how hard this is," Gibson said in the visiting manager's office...
I hardly agree with anything Terry Collins says – except on the rare occasions when he quotes me. While talking to reporters about Matt Harvey, the Mets manager offered up this gem:
“He’s been in every game he’s pitched. If we scored him some runs, he’d be 9-0.”
Harvey, who starts this afternoon’s game against the Marlins, is coming off a no-decision against the Yankees...
Juan Pierre was on base four times and scored three runs for the Marlins today.
Not even Matt Harvey Day could stop the Miami Marlins from beating the Mets this afternoon by the score of 11-6 to complete an embarrassing three game sweep of the Amazins.
Looking for his sixth win of the season, Harvey struggled today against the Marlins and allowed four runs – a career high –...
Harvey comes to save the day. Maybe the offense will show up, too! Game time is 1:10 PM.
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Matt Harvey is already looking forward to his next start on Friday.
The New York Mets star rookie will get a chance to face the Miami Marlins again after struggling in an 11-6 loss on Sunday as the Marlins completed a three-game sweep.
''I'm not happy about the start at all,'' Harvey said. ''There are very slight amount of positives that I take from...
New York Mets at Miami Marlins
Matt Harvey Harvey (5-0, 1.85 ERA) vs Kevin Slowey (1-5, 3,59)
First Pitch at 1:10 PM at Marlins Park
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Lucas Duda – LF
Marlon Byrd – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
John Buck – C
Rick Ankiel – CF
Matt Harvey – RHP
The Mets have dropped two straight after their...
In the back of our collective minds, after winning four straight from the Yankees, who wasn’t surprised to see the Mets get beat up in Miami?
I thought they’d get a better showing from Matt Harvey, but other than that, nothing shocking really. Harvey was off his game, but had a chance to win if not for the bullpen, which reverted to pre-Yankees form. The offense continues to...
Now don't get swept by the Marlins.
— Metstradamus (@Metstradamus) May 31, 2013
I should know better than to put the whammy on my team. But if this team is susceptible to something as harmless as my whammies, then it has bigger problems.
Bigger problems ... as in the guy the Mets acquired for his defense misplaying a fly ball to center field costing Matt Harvey...