Originally posted on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 7/21/13
So for all the ******** and moaning about resting Matt Harvey because he was rested for a regular season start so that he could be healthy for the All-Star Game, the real motivation has now been crystallized. And I hope everybody gets it now. He wasn't rested for two innings in an exhibition game. He was rested so that he could come out and dominate again. The Mets didn't sacrifice a regular season start solely for an All-Star Game. They did it so that they could have the real Matt Harvey for fifteen more starts down the stretch as Matt Harvey, and not merely as Clark Kent. Harvey was brilliant against the Philadelphia Taliban as he struck out ten in seven innings while only giving up three hits in a 5-0 Mets victory. And not only did he overcome the blisters once and for all, he overcame the latest media driven controversy, which was the article in Men's Journal where he claimed that his words were taken out of context. I was contacted by a concerned citizen about what he refer...
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