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...