Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 10/30/14
There’s something about a young pitcher throwing well that makes you stop and look. Met fans are all too familiar with the concept, having made Tom Seaver, and Dwight Gooden must-see experiences. There was always the chance that you’d see something extraordinary: 15+ strikeouts, say, or a one-hitter – in those pre-6/1/12 days, you didn’t dare dream of a no-no – with baffled batter after batter slumping back to his dugout, muttering to himself. In the stands, the air crackled; even if you weren’t there, this was palpable over the rabbit-ears. The fans were louder than usual, into every pitch, appreciative of the artistry happening right in front of them. Your intrepid columnist has been there for a few of those Seaver/Gooden outings, and he can tell you first-hand that his hair standing on end these nights had nothing to do with static: it was pure excitement. In his first two starts of 2013, Matt Harvey has engendered a similar snap in the atmosphere. In his first fourteen...
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