Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 8/7/12
Matt Harvey has arrived. In his first three starts he has pitched marvelously, in tough luck and pretty badly, in that order. It would appear that Harvey is going through all the inconsistencies and vicissitudes that young pitchers not named “Walter Johnson” go through. In his last start, he was cuffed around pretty badly by an offensively-challenged San Diego team, which of course prompted more than a few snarky “Now you’re really a Met, Matt” articles in the local dailies. This is all part of the learning curve. The front office and their various mouthpieces in the MSM warned us that Matt Harvey was not going to be the savior of the season, any more than Tom Seaver was able to save 1967 from being a torpid 61-101 affair. I know we Met fans – starved for good news of any sort – would love to pin all our hopes on Harvey’s live right arm. The future does look very bright indeed, with Harvey already here and names like Jeurys Familia, Jenrry Mejia and – maybe especially – Zack
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