Wouldn’t you know it? The Mets are on a four-game winning streak!
It’s hardly cause for celebration, but winning four games in a row (and in the process two series in a row) is at least a little soothing after all the suffering Mets’ fans have had to endure in the past month or so.
Also helping matters is the way Matt Harvey is holding up his end of the bargain. Ever since he got called up on July 26, Harvey has given the Mets a shot in the arm, which was exactly what they needed. For a staff sans Johan Santana and Dillon Gee, Harvey is bringing stability to the rotation while also restoring faith in a seemingly hopeless fanbase.
Harvey has now made seven starts and has thrown five quality outings in the process. His other two starts were perhaps his best and his worst. Harvey was splendid in his debut in Arizona when he pitched 5.1 shutout innings, allowing only three hits and three walks while striking out 11 batters (a Mets’ team record for a rookie pitcher making his debut). Har...