Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/23/12
Rejoice, For I Am Sending You A Savior. According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, Matt Harvey has been issued uniform No. 33 when he makes his debut on Thursday night in Arizona. His customary No. 43 is of course already taken by R.A. Dickey. MetsBlog posted that Terry Collins said the plan is to keep Matt Harvey in the rotation for the remainder of the season. Don’t laugh, but Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson also got together with Harvey and spoke with him “about the pressure of being a savior”. And all this time, I thought that Sandy alone was lord and savior. How blessed we are to have not one, but two saviors. Collins believes that all this savior business is why Harvey pitched so poorly in his start on Saturday for Buffalo in which he allowed six runs on seven hits and two walks. I incorrectly assumed the poor results stemmed from a lack of command and that his fast ball was up in the zone all night, as Wally Backman pointed out after the game. I apologize for the confusion. Seriously,
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