Originally written on Baseball Professor  |  Last updated 11/15/14
In the wins are a totally useless statistic file you can add Matt Harvey’s start last night.  He pitched a one-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts. Even had a perfect game going until Alex Rios dribbled out an infield single in the 7th. But because the Mets are the Mets, they were unable to score a run until the 10th leaving Mr. Harvey with a no decision for all his efforts. Needless to say it’s an amazing start, perhaps the best of the year this side of Yu Davish. A word needs to be said about the type of season Harvey is having. He has been overpowering the league all year, striking out over 10 a game and giving up only 21 hits in 49 innings. His strand rate is definitely high at 86%, but you’d expect a higher strand rate than normal with such a high strikeout guy. Can you buy low when a guy is doing this good?Craig Kimbrel blown saves are like “good tequila”  I’ve heard it exists, but I’ve never seen it. The past two years Kimbrel has been rock solid. But this year he has already allo...
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