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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 look into the 2013 Mets and their version of the young guns. Pitcher Jonathan Niese (1-0) has pitched well enough so far which has kept the focus off the loss of Johan Santana and Pitcher Matt Harvey has been nothing close to brilliant in his two starts this season. I understand that it is early, but what Harvey has shown can be compared to legends of the past. Yes that may sound crazy on my part, but no one can deny what he has done so far in this young season and only time will tell how good he can be.
Matt Harvey went out last night and dominated his second game in a row and did it from the opening pitch...
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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...
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...
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
Fast starts can lead to expectations. After opening the season with wins in consecutive series over San Diego and Miami, it is way to soon to consider the Mets a General Electric type behemoth.
But, there is some juice here, enough to where there is some light.
HARVEY: First up on road trip. (AP)
The Mets began the season with little hope of cracking last year’s 74 victories, but...
While Matt Harvey appears to have a bright future ahead, Roy Halladay hopes his best days aren't behind him as he seeks his 200th career win.
Harvey will try to build on an outstanding season debut and lead the New York Mets to a third consecutive victory Monday night when they visit Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Mets (4-2) claimed their second straight series...
New York Mets (4-2) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (2-4)
Matt Harvey (RHP) vs. Roy Halladay (RHP)
Time: 7:05 PM, Citizens Bank Park
TV: CSN, ESPN
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A day after coming up just short of a second-consecutive thrilling comeback, the Phillies, behind Roy Halladay, look to defeat Matt Harvey and the Mets. Harvey, just 24, comes into Monday’s...
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...
Not much is working in favor of the Phillies these days. After dropping the first two series of the season, Roy Halladay looked to get his first win of the year against Matt Harvey and the Mets tonight, but would see no such luck. Early on, Doc was struggling. In...
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...
The Mets have hit at least one home run in each of their first seven games, the longest such stretch to open a season since the 1987 team opened the season with a home run in their first eight contests. This current streak is tied for the second-longest in team history to begin a season. The 1962 Mets had a home run in their first seven contests. This year also marked...