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.
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