Originally written June 14, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Matt Harvey has become the new Johan Santana of the Mets, and that is not in reference to his skills or his emergence into the staff’s ace. Harvey has been lights out all season long, and should have at least ten wins under his belt. However despite his 2.04 ERA, Matt Harvey sits at 5-1 on the year, that one loss coming last night after he allowed just a lone run over seven frames, and could have gone longer. Although injuries hampered the majority of Santana’s New York career, when he was on the mound for the Mets, he rarely had a great deal of run support. Following his inaugural season in Flushing, his record was a mediocre 30-27 while posting a 3.49 ERA. He failed to win more than 13 games in a season over that stretch from ’09-’12 and for the most part, pitched much better than what his record showed. The same goes for Matt Harvey in 2013. After the first five weeks of the season in which the Mets young fireballer received an average of seven runs per game of support, Harvey ha...
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