Found July 17, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Mets special assistant J.P. Ricciardi was one of the Mets entourage on hand as prospect Matt Harvey pitched 6.2 innings and allowed two runs in what was tabbed as his audition for a possible major league debut this Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. “He’s a good one,” said Ricciardi, who sat behind home plate. “But he didn’t have his best stuff tonight. He showed me a lot by competing.” Asked if he thought Harvey would get the ball on Saturday over 41-year-old Miguel Batista, Ricciardi said, “I don’t know. I’ve got to call Sandy (Alderson). We’ll see. I walk away tonight with a lot of good things, even though he wasn’t as good as I’ve seen him.” (Star-Ledger): I got the sense that Harvey did not do enough to earn the promotion. He sure as heck came out last night like gangbusters – hurling five no-hit innings to start the game. But two runs crossed the plate after that and his four walks and a hit-batter raised some concern that his command may need more work. Before the ga
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