Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/27/12
With a record-setting performance that won’t soon be forgotten, top prospect Matt Harvey wrote his name into the Mets history books with a brilliant 11 strikeout performance in his major league debut. Harvey smashed the previous Mets record of eight strikeouts in a debut set in 1967 by both Tom Seaver and Bill Denehy who set the mark three days apart that season. Harvey’s eleven strikeouts are the most in a major league debut since Stephen Strasburg had 14 for the Nationals against Pittsburgh on June 8, 2010. Watch all eleven of them in the below video courtesy of MLB.com. The big right-hander snapped the Mets six-game losing streak as the team edged the D-Backs 3-1 to open their 11-game West Coast trip. Wow…. Just wow….
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