Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/17/12
Matt Harvey was nothing short of spectacular last night. There was something different about last night’s start that was the key to his success. Did anyone else pick up on it? Answer: He only threw three change-ups the entire night. I’ve been arguing that this kid has been throwing too many change-ups in his starts since his electric debut in Arizona. It seemed like he was forcing the change-up in his past couple of starts, and definitely moved away from that last night. Maybe he has been reading my posts here on MMO lately? As they say, the proof is in the pudding. In the two starts that Harvey threw less change-ups he dominated hitters. Forget about the change-up Matty…give ‘em the heater! His bread and butter pitches are the fastball and slider – that is what he has to stick with for the remainder of the season. The Mets should be working on building Harvey’s confidence, not working new pitch into his repertoire. The way to do that is focus on what got him here, and work on any ...
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