Originally written June 25, 2013 on Mets360.com:
It seems like the only one that can slow down Matt Harvey is Mother Nature. Harvey took the mound on Sunday afternoon (6/23), threw six innings, struck out six batters, allowed two hits and one walk. It was a passing Philadelphia monsoon – a game delay of twenty-odd minutes – that kept him from lasting into the eighth inning or beyond. His season is rapidly approaching “legendary” status. To the astonishment of Met fans, starts like Sunday’s are starting to become the norm. Even a level-headed fellow like my friend Howard Megdal is enthralled. We’ve all heard the comparisons to the great Met pitching seasons (Tom Seaver’s 1971, Dwight Gooden’s 1985, R.A. Dickey’s 2013). We’ve also heard the contemporary comparisons, with names like Justin Verlander, Clayton Kershaw and Jered Weaver bandied about. Superlatives are beginning to fail us. Look closer at that Megdal piece: Harvey is accomplishing things not thought possible. Maybe Matt Harvey really is Sidd Finch – the...
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