Originally posted on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 3/3/13
New York Mets starter Matt Harvey made his second start of the Spring on Saturday afternoon against the Miami Marlins and allowed just one run over 2 2/3 innings of work.  The 23-year-0ld righty gave up a leadoff homer to to Marlins prospect Christian Yelich before settling down to strike out four of the ten Marlins he retired on the afternoon as the Mets and Miami played to a 8-8 tie. Harvey’s second start of the Spring came on the heals of his February 24th debut against the Astros in which he the only run he gave up also came by way of a solo homer.  After today’s performance Harvey indicated that while he was not pleased with his performance this is more a time for him to work on his craft than focus strictly on results. Obviously, the competitive edge doesn’t want to give up any hits or runs or anything like that, but at the same time it’s throwing some pitches I wouldn’t throw in certain counts and I think in the third inning I kind of backed up some changeups there,” Harvey said. It’s hard not to be impressed with Harvey, who along with being equipped with immense talent has the desire to be the best he can possibly be.  It seems like that’s a trait that would common among athletes but it’s simply not the case.  Fortunately for Mets fans, Harvey has the physical and mental make up of a future ace.  He even went so far as to study the work ethic of one of the best pitchers in the game on Friday afternoon when the Mets squared off against Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers.  As Jorge Castillo wrote in his column for the Star-Ledger: Photo by Michael G. Baron Matt Harvey spent his Friday afternoon admiring the work of Justin Verlander as the former Most Valuable Player effortlessly plowed through the Mets lineup. He watched Verlander dominate his teammates with three perfect innings despite dialing his fastball back to the low-90s and communicating with his catcher openly. “It was kind of cool to watch,” Harvey said. “He’s one of the best…Me being a person who wants to be the best, you watch something like that.” “He throws 230-plus innings a year,” Harvey said of Verlander. “Obviously, he’s doing something right. So why not watch what he does in preparation and try to emulate someone like that.” It’s no wonder Terry Collins indicated early on in camp that he wanted Zack Wheeler to have his locker next to Harvey and learn from him as he progresses through camp.  The two seem to be cut from the same cloth and with any luck it won’t be long before Spring games are being played in which youngsters are watching and trying to emulate the routine of the Mets future front-end starters.
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