Found June 25, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Matt HarveyTom Seaver
TEAMS: New York Mets
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...

Twitter Reacts: Matt Harvey to Strut His Stuff

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MMO Players Of The Week: A Newbie, A Rookie And A Harvey

Ahhh, what a week! Taking 3 out of 5 in Atlanta AND 2 out of 3 in Philly is a huge breath of fresh air for this slumping ballclub (and maybe another sign of the decline of western civilization!).  Even though they stumbled out of the blocks at the start of the week, not giving Gee any run support and losing on a walk-off by Chipper—I mean, Freddie Freeman, they were, for the most...

2013 All Star Game: Give Matt Harvey The Damn Ball

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York wrote what I felt was one of the strongest arguments in making the case for Matt Harvey starting the All Star Game for the National League. He first compares Harvey, who he calls the NL’s Justin Verlander, to last season’s NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey: Through 16 starts, Harvey is 7-1 with a 2.05 ERA, 121 strikeouts, a 0.882 WHIP, 4 homers allowed...

Phillies Fall to Matt Harvey, Sky is Blue

If you hadn't heard of Matt Harvey before today's ballgame, you now can't forget him. In a division that already includes young starters like Stephen Strasburg and Julio Teheran, Harvey has become the leader. Already 6-1 (should probably be 9-1) with a 2.16 ERA and a 3.7 WAR, Harvey would...

Harvey Moves Past Gee In Rotation

Matt Harvey has moved past Dillon Gee in the scheduled rotation and will pitch on Friday against the Washington Nationals in the series opener. With the movement, Gee gets bumped to Saturday and Zack Wheeler Sunday.The team recently announced the shift on Twitter. Harvey will make his start at CIti Field Friday on standard rest after throwing only 72 pitches against the Phillies...

The Matt Harvey Express Rolls Over the Phillies

If the opponents in the National league east have not become impressed with Matt Harvey, the Philadelphia Phillies have. David Wright had a up close and personal view of the Philly hitters as the Mets ace (Yes I said since earlier this season, he is the ace) made believers of the Phillies. Wright knew it was going to be a good day. He saw the surprise on Jimmy Rollins’ face after...

Mets Marketing of Wheeler is Irresponsible

The New York Mets have launched a marketing campaign for Zack Wheeler’s home debut his Sunday against the Washington Nationals titled “Wheelz Up”. While the organization has done an effective job in turning Matt Harvey’s home outings into “Harvey Day”, they’re similarly looking to turn the newly debuted pitcher’s starts into something similar. The same pitcher who...

Nik Wallenda of #SkyWalk Could Walk Across Citi Field Next

As some of you might have noticed, on Sunday evening Nik Wallenda walked on a wire across the Grand Canyon on the Discovery Channel with no net. The event, known as #SkyWalk, had Twitter captivated as people were wondering if he would fall and how many times he would mention Jesus. Well now that he has safely made it across, the question is now what will he do next? Well as you see...

Zack Wheeler Gives Mets Fans More Hope For the Future

It’s been very difficult to be a Mets fan these past few years. Since their epic collapse in 2007, fans have witnessed over five years of injuries, disappointing signings, embarrassing losses (Luis Castillo, anyone?) and poor ownership. There have been bright spots, such as Dillon Gee’s 7-0 start and Jose Reyes’ batting title in 2011, and R.A. Dickey’s Cy Young Award last...

Gameday: Mets (29-42) vs. Phillies (36-39)

New York Mets (29-42) at Philadelphia Phillies (36-39) Matt Harvey (6-1, 2.16) vs. John Lannan (0-1, 5.49) TIME: 1:35, Citizens Bank Park TV: PHL17 WEATHER: 84, chance of rain MEDIA: Facebook or Twitter Kevin Fransden saved the day yesterday after the Phillies blew a 6 run lead.  The bullpen really needs to step up as they have the worst ERA in all of baseball at 4.67.  Even...

Mets shut out Phillies for series win

David Wright homered, tripled and matched a New York Mets record with four extra-base hits to back the latest splendid start by Matt Harvey in an 8-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Wright went 4 for 5 with two of New York's season-high seven doubles to help the Mets take two of three in Philadelphia after winning a five-game series at first-place Atlanta....

Gary Player to pose for 'Body Issue'?

Golf legend Gary Player, who is 77 years old, reportedly will be posing for a photo for inclusion in ESPN The Magazine's annual "Body Issue."

June 18, 2013 Was A Turning Point For The New York Mets

They say that every great run of success usually had its roots in a turning point. Looking at Mets history you can say we’ve had quite a few turning points – both good and bad. Gil Hodges and Tom Seaver were certainly turning points for the Mets – when they went from lovable losers to a team to be reckoned with and one that shocked the world in 1969. I always felt that the...

Game Chatter: Zack Wheeler vs. Chris Sale (6/25/13)

Wheeler tries to follow up his impressive debut but has a tough matchup with Sale, a first-round pick of the Sox in 2010, the same draft that produced Matt Harvey.  Game time is 8:10 PM. To get started just enter your email address and desired username: Name E-mail Related Posts:Game Chatter: Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler (6/18/13)Game Chatter: Matt Harvey vs. Hector Santiago...
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