Found April 15, 2013 on In The Neutral Zone:
I was one to caution Met fans not to get too excited about Matt Harvey only because he hasn’t face the rest of the National League east yet. I am still saying please be cautious but, I am going to say this… Matt Harvey reminds me of Tom Seaver and I do not say this lightly. I am a huge Tom Seaver fan from back when Seaver was in his prime. I cried the night he was traded to the Reds so yes I am that big of a Seaver fan. Matt Harvey 3 games in to the 2013 season has a certain kind of presence on the mound that Seaver had.The 24 year-old has posted a 0.82 ERA, 0.54 WHIP, 4.17 K/BB, and 3 Wins so far, striking out 25 batters in just 22 innings. Never got rattled and was dominant. Doesn’t make the same mistake twice. His last outing against the Twins was brilliant, he no hit the twins for 7 innings until Justin Morneau sent a slider high off the pole with two outs in the seventh inning. It seems as the game wears on he gets stronger and goes deeper into games something you rarely find in young pitchers anymore. He looks like a throw back that will pitch into the 8th and 9th innings giving the bullpen a rest, something I believe that is missing from the game more and more. While I am quick to be cautious about young pitchers especially ones that come up through the Mets farm system, for so early in the season it looks like the Mets finally got one right and hit one out of the park with Matt Harvey. So Met fans get excited very excited and enjoy the hard throwing right handed, you are going to be seeing alot of him for a long time to come.
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