Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/1/12
Despite a solid effort by Matt Harvey, the Mets combined sloppy defense and little run support to saddle their rookie with a loss as the Mets (50-54) fell to the Giants (56-47) by the score of 4-1 Tuesday night in San Francisco. Matt Harvey gave up three runs, only two earned, on four hits, three walks and seven strike outs in six innings pitched. After loading the bases in the second inning with nobody out, I loved watching him navigate through this. Harvey nailed the lead runner on a come-backer to the mound for the first out. Then he made the perfect pitch inducing the double play grounder, but after shortstop Ruben Tejada took Daniel Murphy’s throw for the first out, he threw it past Ike Davis allowing two runs to score. So instead of an inning ending double play, the Giants took the lead 2-1. “He should have wiggled out of it,” manager Terry Collins said afterward. In the sixth inning, Harvey loaded the bases again with no outs and again induced a double-play ball — this one h...
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