Matt Harvey sounded like a guy who had just gotten pounded.
"You guys know me. In my mind, I sucked. And I have to be better," the Mets' right-handed phenom told reporters Wednesday night.
Sucked? I guess it's all relative.
Harvey, 24, "failed" to join Fernando Valenzuela as only the second pitcher since 1960 to open a season pitching seven innings or more and allowing one run or less in five straight starts.
But if the kid was so terrible, tell it to the approximately 400 fans who paid $45 for seats in the left-field corner at Citi Field and orange T-shirts that said, "Stand Up for Harvey," on the front and "K" (for strikeout) on the back.
It was the Mets' version of the "King's Court" in Seattle, their first attempt to replicate the excitement generated by Felix Hernandez's starts at Safeco Field. Rest assured, the section is only going to grow bigger -- and louder.
Yes, Harvey allowed a two-run, opposite-field homer by the Dodgers' Matt Kemp that broke a 1-1 tie with two ou...