Found August 05, 2012 on
Alright, so Matt Harvey is still a rookie, and he’s allowed to get hit from time to time. I was still encouraged by tonight’s outing though, because he didn’t walk a lot of guys. Even though he faced the Padres tonight, they still have a line up full of major league hitters, and they’re still professionals. Anyone who thought that Harvey would remain dominant in every start of his for the remainder of the season were not being realistic. He’s still a kid, and he’s still a rookie, and he’s still learning. So let’s take a positive out of this afternoon’s loss, and that was his control. For now, we’ll ignore the 8 hits he gave up…
On the whole though, this wasn’t a bad West Coast trip, but losing today was a rough one. 7-4 on this trip would have looked a whole lot better than 6-5, but on the whole this was a successful trip for the Mets. Now, if they can only start winning at home and make the rest of this season fun, again.
BEST OF MAXIM
When asked about the difference between facing Triple-A and major league hitters, Mets starter Matt Harvey said:
“When you make a mistake, they hit it. Down there you can get away with some stuff. Not all the time, but more often than not. Up here, you’re going to make a mistake, they’re going to hit it. They did. I just have to do a better job.”
I really love how Harvey...
Matt Harvey has arrived. In his first three starts he has pitched marvelously, in tough luck and pretty badly, in that order. It would appear that Harvey is going through all the inconsistencies and vicissitudes that young pitchers not named “Walter Johnson” go through. In his last start, he was cuffed around pretty badly by an offensively-challenged San Diego team, which...
The Mets lost to the Padres 7-3 on Sunday afternoon at Petco Park to wrap up their 11 game west coast road trip with a 6-5 record.
Matt Harvey made his third start of the season for the Mets and took some lumps for the first time since his promotion. The young righty allowed five runs including a pair of two-run homers to Chase Headley and Yonder Alonso before capping his outing...
Matt Harvey makes his third MLB start as the Mets try to end their West Coast trip with a 7-4 record as they take on the Padres at 4:05 PM.
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Chase Headley greeted Matt Harvey rudely with a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning.
Rookie Matt Harvey allowed five runs in his shortest outing of the season which lasted only five innings at Petco Park against the San Diego Padres on Sunday afternoon. In the top of the sixth inning the Mets got their biggest offensive blow off the bat of Ronny Cedeno, but it wasn’t...
Not very often is an 11-game West Coast swing the cure for what ails a team but that seems to be the case with the 2012 Mets. After opening the second half with a 1-11 record, thanks to a bullpen that contributed mightily to an 0-4 record in one-run games along with two other losses in extra innings, the Mets have gone 6-4 in their first 10 games against the NL West.
In the midst of a season-crushing month of July, Mets fans were losing hope. Sure, they were heading into a rebuilding season and expectations were low to begin with, but monster first halves from David Wright and R.A. Dickey propelled the Mets into an unforeseen race.
Then July happened, where the Mets had two 6-game losing streaks and went 7-18.
Through all the despair, the Mets...
*** Starting Lineup ***
Ruben Tejada – SS
Jordany Valdespin – CF
David Wright – 3B
Ike Davis – 1B
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Jason Bay – LF
Mike Baxter – RF
Rob Johnson – C
Matt Harvey – RHP
*** Mets Notes ***
Mike Baxter established a franchise record with five walks in nine inning game. The previous mark was four walks done many times last by Jason Bay on June 29...
Matt Harvey was selected by the New York Mets in the first round of the 2010 draft, one of the most heralded pitching prospects in the game. Scouts often traveled to North Carolina to watch Harvey pitch as he developed into a scouting director's dream. Harvey reached the big leagues this summer with much fanfare. But the Mets had their eye on another pitcher that year as well...
This afternoon at 4:05, the Mets go for the series win at Petco Park. After last night’s 6-2 victory over the Padres, the Mets seem as if they may have broken out of their second half funk. With a win today, the Amazin’s would finish off this 11-game west coast trip at 7-4. A mark no one would have thought possible 2 weeks ago.
Jeremy Hefner put forth another solid outing...
You probably have figured out after seven years of doing this that I like to be aggravated. I like to think that I don't aggravate easily without a good reason. And let's face it. The Mets have given me no shortage of good reasons to be aggravated.I can't get aggravated by Sunday's loss. Don't get me wrong ... I really want to. Especially because the Mets, as...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. The Season So Far in Bunting
2. A Philosophical Query: Matt Harvey Versus Diminishing Returns
3. Today’s Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
4. Today’s Complete Schedule, Including an Unseemly Copout
The Season So Far in Bunting
People are still bunting! Let’s talk about it a little...
After winning three of four in San Francisco, dropping a series at San Diego is a let down. But, the flip side is you have to be a little high to get down.
Considering they lost 11 of 12 on their previous homestand, I’ll take the 6-5 and be happy. Who among us was brimming with optimism when they took off for the West?
Obviously, the most important development on the trip was...
I love it when the Padres are banging on all cylinders, don't you? It makes for exciting baseball to watch and to know that this team can actually score runs. Ever since the All-Star break the Padres have been playing pretty decent baseball, and they had a winning record in July to show for it. We may have lost the series in Cincinnati, but we did so by still putting up at least...