Found April 21, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Baseball is such a great sport. There is something for everyone, offense, defense, strategy, statistics, history and pitching. I’ll take a well pitched game over a slugfest any day. When you look at the Washington Nationals starting rotation, you just got to love what you see: Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez (one of my favorites), Jordan Zimmermann, and Dan Haren. This is a team with the potential go on a super long winning streak. Looking at this series, we knew Friday night’s Stephen Strasburg vs. Matt Harvey game was going to memorable, then looking at Saturday & Sunday, the Nats had the edge in the pitching match-up. But the Mets were better, taking two of three which is why you have to play the games. Nobody ever wins anything on paper. Here are the 3 & 3 from the series. Matt-tastic: On Friday night Matt Harvey was yet again spot on, raising his record to 4-0. Harvey gave up one run, and struck out seven, in 7.0 innings of work, besting Stephen Strasburg. The atmosphe...

The Gospel According To Matthew: “Harvey Never Wins A Cy Young”

Everytime I watch Matt Harvey pitch, those words come to mind and it’s not just me. It’s become the Mets Meme on Twitter every time Harvey pitches. It’s brought up mockingly when you’re watching the game with other fans. Who knows, maybe those words give Matt Harvey a little extra motivation to prove SNY’s Matthew Cerrone wrong when he wrote back on March 8, “My bet...

Mets Look To Build On Harvey's Gem: Mets Lineup Vs. Nationals - April 20, 2013

Last night Mets young stud pitcher Matt Harvey pitched another gem against the Nationals Stephen Strasburg. Harvey was masterful in the much hyped contest, besting Strasburg and the Nationals 7-1. Harvey pitched 7 innings allowing one run, three walks, and striking out 7. Harvey lowered his microscopic ERA to 0.93. Strasburg? He pitched six innings allowing two runs, walked 2, and struck out 6.

Is Matt Harvey The Real Deal?

Whenever a player does well in April, any seasoned baseball fan will be quick to point out that it is still early. The Mets might not be very good this year, but Matt Harvey seems to be grabbing all the attention as an ace in the making. The question is, how good can he be? Through four starts this season, Harvey has gone 4-0 with a 0.93 ERA. Batters are hitting just .108 against...

Video: Mets fans chant "Harvey's Better!"

"Not good enough" for Stephen Strasburg last night in his highly anticipated matchup against Matt Harvey at Citi Field. Up above, video of "Har-vey's better!" chants raining down on Stras in the sixth inning. (Video via Rich McLeod) Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.

In the battle of the Aces, Matt Harvey comes out on top

In the much anticipated match-up between two of the games best young arms, New York Mets star, Matt Harvey out-dueled Washington Nationals ace, Steven Strasburg. “I’m just impressed with their mound presence,” Dwight Gooden told MLB tonight’s crew of Harvey and Strasburg.  ”Tonight being there first hand to watch these guys, Matt Harvey is the real deal.  These guys...

Matt Harvey vs. Other Mets Greats Through 14 Starts

Since being promoted to the big leagues on July 26, 2012, Matt Harvey has lived up to, and at times, exceeded expectations.  The former first round draft pick has become one of the toughest pitchers to hit in the National League since his debut and his confidence is on par with that of a veteran pitcher – a pitcher such as Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman and Dwight Gooden, to name a...

Harvey lives up to the hype

Friday night, Squawker Lisa and I made our first trip out to Citi Field this year, along with our friend David, and we caught a glimpse into a bright future for the Mets. A dominant pitcher, productive sluggers and an energized ballpark. While it was great to see Ike Davis and Luca Duda homer twice each, particularly when two of those homers came off of Stephen Strasburg, the main...

Harvey lighting up Broadway

Matt Harvey dominated – again – Friday against the Nationals. (Photo courtesy of Newsday). He’s the biggest story on the biggest stage in the world, and Friday night, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey lived up to his end of the bargain against the Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg. Going into the game, the baseball Twitterverse was blowing up about the matchup, how it was going to be epic...

10 early-season MLB trends you can believe in

As the early season gives us frauds, it also gives us the real deals. Many believe that Matt Harvey is the real deal and that Jackie Bradley, Jr. might have been brought up too soon. Which trends are believable and which ones will turn out to be like Saved By The Bell – just not that good in retrospect? Here are some that I believe will continue as the season progresses.  P.S...

Strasburg Loses Rubber Match In Nats' 7-1 Loss

Stephen Strasburg lost Friday night’s pitching duel to Matt Harvey in the Washington Nationals’ 7-1 loss to the New York Mets. The Nats still have yet to find their rhythm, as the game was punctuated by the inconsistencies that have plagued them of late. Laboring early in the game, Strasburg threw 28 of his total 111 pitches in the first inning and allowed two unearned runs...

Listen to Harvey’s interview live with Francesa

Matt Harvey is currently speaking to Mike Francesa on WFAN. To listen to his live interview, click here.

The Buzz

I think it's safe for me to say, without having been there, that this was probably the first game in the history of Citi Field that had electricity and hype from beginning to end. Opening Day doesn't count. You could hold Opening Day in Hoffman Park and draw 50,000. (They'd all be hanging on a small chain link fence, but still.) Johan Santana's no-hitter doesn'...

Wheeler Walks Six, Fails To Complete The Fifth Inning On Friday

While the game is still going on in Vegas, I know that everyone out there was keeping an eye on Zack Wheeler after Matt Harvey tossed another great game on Friday evening. Unfortunately for Wheeler, he never seemed to find his comfort zone out there at all, and he walked a total of six batters. His overall line left a lot to be desired, as he allowed four earned runs off three hits...
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