As most of you know by now, Matt Harvey has been named the National League starting pitcher at the 84th All-Star Game to be played at Citi Field tonight at 8 p.m. EST.
Harvey is the third Mets pitcher to start an All-Star Game. Dwight Gooden started the 1988 All-Star Game at Cincinnati and the 1986 Game at Houston. Tom Seaver started the 1970 All-Star Game in Cincinnati.
Harvey became the fourth pitcher in club history to make the All-Star team in his first full season in the majors. He joins Seaver (1967), Jerry Koosman (1968) and Gooden (1984).
“It’s definitely a huge honor and something I’m very excited about,” Harvey said after the announcement.
Manager Terry Collins plans to start reducing Harvey’s workload and even having miss another turn in the rotation once the season resumes.
“He’s going to get skipped again in the second half,” Collins said yesterday. “There are going to be games where he’s going to have his ‘A’ game. He’s going to pitch. Now, after that, his next