Found July 21, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Many Mets fans who are anxiously awaiting for the team to promote pitching prospect Matt Harvey from Triple-A Buffalo to join the Mets rotation, may want to tone down their expectations. The 23-year-old right-hander was rocked tonight as Buffalo lost to to Charlotte 11-0. Harvey allowed six runs on seven hits in five innings, walked two, struck out six and threw 96 pitches, 61 for strikes. He was tagged for two hone runs; a three-run homer to Dallas McPherson in the third and a two-run homer to Justin Greene in the fourth. Harvey hit 98 mph on the radar gun according to beat writer and Buffalo Bisons broadcaster Ben Wagner, but while velocity like that is nice, you have to command it and compliment it with quality secondary pitches to be successful. Velocity alone is no guarantee of success. Just ask Bobby Parnell. Wally Backman thinks the pressure of reading about himself everyday is getting to him. ”I’m sure it’s had an effect on him. There’s pressure on him, no? But there’s a lo...

With Harvey Promoted To Mets, Will Wheeler Replace Him In Buffalo?

The New York Mets announced that Buffalo Bisons RHP MATT HARVEY will start for New York on Thursday, July 26 against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Mets will place Harvey on the 24-hour taxi squad on Monday and then active the pitcher on Tuesday. Harvey, 23, was 7-5 with a 3.68 ERA in a league-high 20 starts. He leads the Bisons in all pitching triple crown categories, including...

Matt Harvey promoted; will start Thursday versus Diamondbacks

According to multiple reports, the New York Mets will promote highly regarded pitching prospect, Matt Harvey. Harvey, the Mets’ seventh overall pick in the first-round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, will be on the taxi squad tomorrow, activated Tuesday, and start Thursday in Arizona versus the Diamondbacks. The move was announced after another disappointing loss on Sunday...

Harvey In NY, Spin Starting, Mets Take On Nats: Mets Lineup V. Nationals - July 23, 2012

Mets much heralded prospect is now in orange and blue; Matt Harvey has arrived in NY and is wearing #70. The young righthander is slotted to start Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks in Arizona. Terry Collins said he wanted to try and diminish the attention and pressure on the kid, and felt that there would be less pressure for the 23 year old to make his Major League debut on the road.

Mets RHP Matt Harvey set for MLB debut this week

Mets rookie Matt Harvey arrived at Citi Field on Monday and threw a bullpen session in preparation for making his major league debut later this week at Arizona. Harvey was the seventh overall pick in the 2010 draft. The Mets put him on their taxi squad, plan to activate him Tuesday and then have the 23-year-old right-hander start on Thursday night. Harvey joins a team that has...

Harvey To Wear No. 33, Had A Savior To Savior Talk With Sandy

Rejoice, For I Am Sending You A Savior. According to Anthony DiComo of, Matt Harvey has been issued uniform No. 33 when he makes his debut on Thursday night in Arizona. His customary No. 43 is of course already taken by R.A. Dickey. MetsBlog posted that Terry Collins said the plan is to keep Matt Harvey in the rotation for the remainder of the season. Don’t laugh, but...

Mets Farm Report: Harvey Pasted In Buffalo, Germen Shelled In Bingo, Fuller Shines Again For Savannah

“Ummm, hello there. Could you tell me….is this Kingsport, Tennessee?” Charlotte 11, Buffalo 0 By Connor O’Brien The Charlotte Knights beat the Buffalo Bisons last night by a score of 11-0. Matt Harvey took the mound looking to impress the big league club with a solid performance. Instead, Harvey had a very rough night. Harvey was decent early on, allowing only a first-inning...

Matt Harvey Called Up by Mets; First Start Thursday

Harvey allowed six runs in only five innings of action in his last start in Buffalo before being called up by the New York Mets. Buffalo Bisons starting pitcher Matt Harvey has finally been called up by the New York Mets. The 2012 International League All-Star got the news he was long awaiting for on Sunday afternoon. Harvey, a first round draft selection of the Mets in 2010 was...

Harvey Struggles as Bisons Blanked Again vs. Charlotte

Matt Harvey is expected to be called up to the New York Mets soon. 18-innings, four hits, zero runs. That’s how much the Bisons offense has produced the last two nights, as they have been shutout on back-to-back occasions versus the Charlotte Knights. To make matters even worse for the Herd on Saturday, their pitching even managed to disappear as Matt Harvey struggled on the mound...

Can Harvey do for the Mets staff what Valdespin has for the offense

The second half of the season has been a complete disaster for the New York Mets.  A team that once stood six games over .500 and 1/2 game from a wild-card spot less than two weeks ago has lost 8 of 9 coming out of the break and is now under .500 for the first time this season.  These days it’s hard to imagine the team winning a series let alone contend for a playoff spot and...

Mets' Harvey to make major-league debut Thursday

Top New York Mets pitching prospect Matt Harvey will be activated Tuesday and start Thursday's game against Arizona in his major league debut, the Mets announced after Sunday's game. Harvey, 23, has a 7-5 record and a 3.68 with Triple-A Buffalo this season. He gave up six runs on Saturday night, but the Mets need starting pitchers. Mets right-hander Miguel Batista was...

Down On The Farm: July 22, 2012

  Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, we’ve all heard it now especially after Johan Santana was placed on the 15-Day DL prior to Saturday’s game we all wonder who will take the spot in the rotation as there is no way that the Mets can use both Jeremy Hefner and Miguel Batista for the time being. Well both pitchers struggled in...
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