I hardly agree with anything Terry Collins says – except on the rare occasions when he quotes me. While talking to reporters about Matt Harvey, the Mets manager offered up this gem:
“He’s been in every game he’s pitched. If we scored him some runs, he’d be 9-0.”
Harvey, who starts this afternoon’s game against the Marlins, is coming off a no-decision against the Yankees that the Mets came from behind to win off closer Mariano Rivera. The hard-throwing right-hander allowed just one run and struck out 10 in eight innings against the team he grew up rooting for. He was electric that night but don’t think for a second he won’t be up for today’s less than marquee matchup.
Marc Carig of Newsday talked to Harvey about the difference between pitching against Yankees in Yankee Stadium and today’s contest against the hapless Marlins.
“Every start, I’m going out there no matter if we’re on a losing streak or a winning streak, it’s my job to go out there and go as long as I can,” he said.