Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/7/13
FLORES SINGLES FOR HIS FIRST MLB HIT The Mets took their second straight game against the Rockies and beat them by the score of 5-0 on the strength of a dazzling pitching performance by Matt Harvey and a stunning offensive showing by Wilmer Flores. Wow, what a performance by Matt Harvey… In spectacular fashion, Harvey tossed the first shutout of his career tonight – a four-hit gem with no walks and six strikeouts. In all, the righty phenom threw 106 pitches, 78 of them for strikes. He only had two three-ball counts in the game. In the ninth with two outs, Harvey took a line drive off his right knee, but after one warm-up pitch he waved Collins back to the dugout and got the final out. Matt Harvey is the best pitcher in the game and he’s a Met.  He improves his ERA to 2.09 for the season, second best in the league. Wow… Wilmer Flores was the offensive hero of the game tonight. He got things started in his first at-bat in the second when he worked the count to 3-2 and singled for his...
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