Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 4/5/13
The New York Mets wind up winning two out of three games in opening series against the San Diego Padres. All three games featured excellent starting pitching for the Mets, and the first two games featured some pretty decent offense for the Amazins’ too! Here are the 3&3 for the series. Matt Harvey: The kid was outstanding – make that brilliant – in Wednesday night’s game. Matt Harvey tossed seven shutout innings, and struck out ten batters while allowing just one hit. From the outset of the game, it was apparent that Harvey was on top of his game and even mixing in a new and very effective changeup into his arsenal. If Harvey is the future ace of this staff, the future does indeed look promising. Jon Niese: Opening Day starter Jon Niese also turned in a stellar performance on Monday afternoon, going 6.2 innings and allowing just two earned runs. I’ve wondered in the past if Niese is a front of the rotation guy, his performance on Monday proved that he could be. Going, Going, Go...
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