Originally written July 04, 2013 on Metstradamus:
I guess the department that handles the jinxes had to bring out the big guns. Matt Harvey successfully defeated the Sports Illustrated Jinx. But just weeks later it was announced that Harvey would participate in ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue. And it turns out that the issue didn't even have to hit the stands to put the whammy on Matt, as he had his worst outing of the season in a 5-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Harvey was fine for the first five innings. Not his usual Harvey self, good enough to overcome a lack of command to get strikeouts when he needed them. (He had nine in his six plus innings.) But with two outs in the sixth inning Harvey hung a slider, and everybody's favorite vertically challenged person Cody Ross ran into it and dinked it over the left field wall for a three run dinger. You might remember Cody Ross from that time he got hit by a Mike Pelfrey pitch, and then waited for people to block Pelfrey's path to him before getting up on hi...
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