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It’s too early to jump on the bandwagons of Matt Harvey and Roy Halladay, tonight’s starters in the Mets-Phillies game in Philadelphia.
Yes, Harvey is one of the Mets’ prized jewels and was tremendous in last week’s start against San Diego, and made a strong first impression last season in ten starts.
Add them up and he has 11 major league starts. He’s shown signs of poise and of being the real deal, but the Hall of Fame is a little premature.
Halladay was hammered in his first start and had a rocky spring training. But, he’s still Halladay and it is always premature to write-off a veteran of his caliber. Great pitchers, of which Halladay has been, often have a finishing kick in their careers.
Mike Mussina won his 20th in the final game of his career. Andy Pettitte and David Cone had their prime time moments. I’ll refrain from mentioning Roger Clemens.
Here’s the lineup the Mets will start behind Harvey:
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF: Makes his first start in the leadoff slot, the fourth use...
BEST OF MAXIM
While listening to last night’s Mets v. Philadelphia Phillies game, it took me back in time. I grew up in the 80’s era when Mets Legend Doc Gooden dominated almost every game and timely hitting scored just enough runs to compliment the man on the mound. Having witnessed the pitching dominance of the Mets in their World Series run in 1986, it has helped me to give a better insight...
Last Thursday night, Mets right-handed pitcher Matt Harvey did everything right. In his first start of the 2013 season, Harvey overpowered hitters with his fastball, dazzled with his slider, and kept them off balance with his changeup. Using these pitches in the right situations proved effective as Harvey allowed only one hit while striking out ten batters, and only giving up two...
Last night, at least six times, I heard fans, beat writers and announcers drawing comparisons to Tom Seaver when talking about Matt Harvey. He’s quickly becoming not just a Mets story limited only to the five surrounding boroughs, but a national baseball story as well. A cover on the front of Sports Illustrated or ESPN magazine is not far away.
Harvey, 24, had his second consecutive scintillati...
The pre-game buzz was Matt Harvey being a growing hot property and Philadelphia’s Roy Halladay on a downhill slide. Both bandwagons got a little more crowded Monday night as Harvey was superb as his Mets pounded Halladay, 7-2. The Mets also received big nights from John Buck and Ruben Tejada in winning their third straight game.
ON THE MOUND: Harvey gave up a run in seven...
If today wasn’t bad enough with the loss of Margaret Thatcher and Annette Funicello, it got worse sitting at Citizens Bank Park watching the death of Roy Halladay’s dominance against major league pitchers. The Philadelphia Phillies right hander couldn’t get the job done. In 4+ innings he labored, struggled with his command, and gave up 5 runs on 6 hits including a 3 run homerun...
Matt Harvey threw seven impressive innings, John Buck hit a three-run homer and the New York Mets roughed up Roy Halladay in a 7-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.
Harvey (2-0) followed up a dominant first start with another sharp outing. He gave up one run, three hits and struck out nine. The 24-year-old righty allowed one hit and fanned 10 in seven scoreless...
Last night, Matt Harvey went on National TV and showed the whole nation what us Mets fans have seen from him starting last August.
After the game he admitted that he did not have his best stuff and still made the Phillies lineup look totally lost.
In his first two starts of the season he is 2-0, allowing one run, four hits and striking out 19 in 14 innings pitched.
That my friends...
The wheels again fell off for Doc in his second start of the season. Photo: AP
The young Matt Harvey was impressive in seven innings, striking out nine while scattering five base runners, setting up a 7-2 Mets win. Harvey is the second Mets pitcher with consecutive starts of 7+ IP and 3 or fewer hits to start a season. The other was Nolan Ryan in 1970.
Halladay Hits the Wall
Phillies (2-4) v. NY Mets (4-2)Matchups: Monday - 7:05 - Roy Halladay v. Matt HarveyTuesday - 7:05 - Cliff Lee v. Dillon Gee Wednesday - 1:35 - Oh No, It's KK v. Jeremy HefnerMets Pitching:The first game of this series is a complete mismatch. Matt Harvey brings a 94 MPH heater, a nasty slider, and a 0.00 ERA while Roy Halladay counters with a high-80's meatball, a plethora...
The Mets start their first road series of the year in Philadelphia tonight. The Mets are fresh off of winning their first two series of year for the first time since 2006 and their first walk off win of the year. Aaron Laffey allowed a lot of hits in the first 4.1 innings and somehow only 3 earned runs. The bullpen took over after that and didn’t allow a single run and the Mets...
“Again, SNY seems too eager to use roving Mets game reporter Kevin Burkhardt to the detriment of all. Burkhardt is too good to be allowed to be known as an intruder, especially during telecasts of close games that need no enhancements or audience-holders.”
Amen, Mushnick, amen. The only thing to add is that this is never welcome unless the game is an absolute blowout.
With Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay, not to mention the bullpen, really struggling out of the gate this season you would expect a good general manager to always be keeping an eye on potential options for down the road this season. Could former Phillies pitcher Roy Oswalt be a name worth keeping an eye on? If the Phillies happen to give him a call, he might be open to at least listening...
Last night, Roy Oswalt posted some interesting tweets in the midst of a terrible showing by Roy Halladay during the Phillies 7-2 loss to the Mets:
Just a update , I haven’t felt this good since 2010 ,
— Roy Oswalt’s Website (@royoswalt44net) April 9, 2013
I would love to come back to Philly , loved my time there , amazing fans
— Roy Oswalt’s Website (@royoswalt44net...