Originally posted on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 7/16/12

While most of the New York Mets spend their off day at the Verizon Center watching team USA whip up on Brazil


#verizoncenter to see Team USA take on Brazil tonight! Don’t expect much of a game but excited to see these dudes in action about 6 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneReplyRetweetFavorite @redturn2 Justin Turner


Nickeas, Kirk, Parnell, Goodwin, niese, Cedeno, Quintanilla, murph, CY, ID, Thole, Bones, Langill, ray, and JZ about 6 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneReplyRetweetFavorite @redturn2 Justin Turner

Mets fans had their eyes glued to SNY watching top prospect Matt Harvey go after the Mud Hens:


I believe tomorrows game is on SNY, tune in to see @MattHarvey43 go after the mud hens July 15, 2012 7:46 pm via Twitter for iPhoneReplyRetweetFavorite @PoppaValentino Valentino Pascucci

Go after them he did, taking a no-hit bid into the sixth inning before allowing back-to-back singles to start the frame. After a one-out walk to Ben Guez loaded the bases, Harvey induced a potential inning ending double play grounder that  second baseman Josh Satin mishandled. Satin recorded the second out at first but not before the Mud Hens tied the game at 1-1.  With his pitch count at 91, Bisons manager Wally Backman allowed the 23-year-old to start the seventh inning.  The right-hander opened the frame with a single and a hit-by-pitch before retiring the next two batters he faced.  With two-outs and two in scoring position, Backman relieved Harvey in favor of left-hander Justin Hampson.  Hampson, unable to escape the jam, allowed an RBI single to Justin Henry, evening the score at 2-2. Though the Bisons went on to lose 4-2, Harvey did not factor in the decision.  He allowed two runs on three hits over 6 2/3 innings while recording four strikeouts during his 100-pitch effort:

However, the question still remains.  Will we see Matt Harvey make his major league debut on Saturday versus the Dodgers?  After watching Harvey walk four batters during Monday night’s contest, I realize that Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal may be right, when he stated the following last week:

“If the priority is Harvey’s development—if it is ensuring he can not only survive but thrive in the majors before he gets there—the Mets believe there is reason to wait, if only a little longer. His command has been inconsistent, evidenced by both his walk rate (3.8 per nine innings) and an untold number of balls left up in the strike zone.”

That said, it is still hard for me to contain the irrational, emotional fan in me. Who is begging to bring the kid up!  I am ready to usher in the new era and see what Matt Harvey can do at the major league level.  I am ready to see that Saturday at 1:10 pm at Citi Field versus the Dodgers.

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