As unusual as it might sound from a pitcher who has given up six hits in 22 innings with three wins, 25 strikeouts and a 0.82 ERA, Matt Harvey wants to improve.
Its always interesting when you hear the opposing press rave about a player. Patrick Reusse peppered me with questions about Harvey as I was one of the first members of the Mets press to arrive last Saturday before Harvey’s last start.
“How hard does he throw?” “How’s his command? “How’s his breaking ball?” “Is he as good as he was last year?”
Reuse was clearly interested in our phenomenal young starter.
“He reminds me of Tom Seaver,” I said, “Big righthander, late life up in the zone with his fastball. His strikeout rates are actually comparable, maybe a little better.”
Funny thing, don’t mention Tom Seaver to Patrick Reusse. While Tom Terrific is revered in Met circles like no one else, I quickly realized following a remarkably colorful string of expletives (that all but made me spit my coff...