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While Matt Harvey appears to have a bright future ahead, Roy Halladay hopes his best days aren't behind him as he seeks his 200th career win.
Harvey will try to build on an outstanding season debut and lead the New York Mets to a third consecutive victory Monday night when they visit Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Mets (4-2) claimed their second straight series win as Marlon Byrd came through with a walkoff, two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning in Sunday's 4-3 victory over Miami.
"It's huge to show that we can win close games,'' said Byrd.
Now they'll send the 24-year-old Harvey (1-0, 0.00 ERA) to the mound for his 12th career start. Harvey allowed one hit and struck out 10 over seven scoreless innings in an 8-4 victory over San Diego on Wednesday.
"All his stuff is electric,'' catcher John Buck said.
The seventh overall pick of the 2010 draft has gone 4-5 with a 2.44 ERA since getting the call-up from the mino...
BEST OF MAXIM
While listening to last night’s Mets v. Philadelphia Phillies game, it took me back in time. I grew up in the 80’s era when Mets Legend Doc Gooden dominated almost every game and timely hitting scored just enough runs to compliment the man on the mound. Having witnessed the pitching dominance of the Mets in their World Series run in 1986, it has helped me to give a better insight...
It’s too early to jump on the bandwagons of Matt Harvey and Roy Halladay, tonight’s starters in the Mets-Phillies game in Philadelphia.
Yes, Harvey is one of the Mets’ prized jewels and was tremendous in last week’s start against San Diego, and made a strong first impression last season in ten starts.
Add them up and he has 11 major league starts. He’s shown signs of poise...
There comes a point in every player's career, where a decision has to be made. A long hard look in the mirror might be necessary. Maybe a quiet walk. Maybe an angry run. Whatever works for the player is fine, but that decision has to be made. Continue playing, or call it a career. The decision becomes even more difficult when there may be an underlying problem to...
Fast starts can lead to expectations. After opening the season with wins in consecutive series over San Diego and Miami, it is way to soon to consider the Mets a General Electric type behemoth.
But, there is some juice here, enough to where there is some light.
HARVEY: First up on road trip. (AP)
The Mets began the season with little hope of cracking last year’s 74 victories, but...
Tonight's effort: 4 innings, 6 hits, 7
earned runs, 3 walks, 3 Ks, 1 WP, 1 HB.
Against a team (those bargain basement
Mets) whose two biggest paid outfielders are (a) Jason Bay, currently
warming the pine in Seattle, and (b) Bobby Bonilla, currently
terrorizing your local all you can eat restaurant, having last swung
a bat in fatness in 2001. (No, seriously.) Basically...
The Mets start their first road series of the year in Philadelphia tonight. The Mets are fresh off of winning their first two series of year for the first time since 2006 and their first walk off win of the year. Aaron Laffey allowed a lot of hits in the first 4.1 innings and somehow only 3 earned runs. The bullpen took over after that and didn’t allow a single run and the Mets...
The state of the Phillies and Roy Halladay is sad right now. How sad? This sad. (Be sure to watch with sound) (Video created using Vine, as well as way too much spare time. Follow Steve on Twitter - @GalloSays)
Ding Dong, The Doc Is Dead. Or at least ... his streak of wins against the Mets which dated back to July 16th, 2001 when Roy Halladay was outdueled by (are you sitting down?) Steve Trachsel is dead. (A game, by the way, which brought Trachsel's record to a robust 3-10 ... way to go!) The Mets trounced a wild and velocity challenged Halladay in a 7-2 victory which not only featured...
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Team News and Notes
Atlanta Braves (6-1)
The Braves currently sit in first place in the NL East, and new addition Justin Upton is a major reason why. The 25-year-old has batted .423/.448/1.192 to start the season, with six bombs and eight RBI. The other half of the Upton brothers, B.J., has struggled to hit himself out of a barn batting...
The Phils early season pitching problems continues as Roy Halladay throws another clunker as the Phils lose to the Mets, 7-2.
The Mets took the lead in the top of the second inning as, with two men on, and with one man out, John Buck hits a three-run home run, his third home run of the season, scoring Marlon Byrd, who had earlier doubled, and Lucas Duda, who had just been hit by...