Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/26/13
Matt Harvey made his major league debut one year ago today on July 26, 2012 at Arizona. (Pictured above) Since his debut, he holds the following ranks in the majors: fifth-most strikeouts (227); third-best ERA (2.38); second-best WHIP (0.97); the second-lowest H/9 (6.23) and baserunners/9 (8.94). Harvey has appeared in 30 games (all starts) and has the lowest ERA (2.38) and WHIP (0.97) in franchise history after his first 30 games. His 2.38 ERA is the lowest mark for any pitcher since 1921, whose first 30 major league appearances were all starts. The young Mets righthander also has the second-best WHIP (0.97) of any pitcher since 1921 through his first 30 career starts, trailing only Dick Hughes (0.925). Harvey has 10 starts this year where he’s pitched 7.0 or more innings and allowed one or fewer runs, tied for the most such starts in the majors with the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw. Additionally, Harvey has six double-digit strikeout games, the most in the NL this y...
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