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Matt Harvey made his MLB debut last night for the New York Mets, earning a victory in Arizona. Harvey struck out 11 DBacks in just 5 1/3 innings without allowing a run. The kid proved he was ready for The Show after months of anticipation from the Mets fan base. What took so long, Sandy?
Harvey is clearly a power pitcher. He throws a heavy, low to mid-90s fastball out of his strong frame. Matt appears willing and able to pitch inside, as well as up in the zone. Harvey also has two excellent breaking balls. He fires a sharp slide-piece to his glove side that gets swings-and-misses. He’ll also twirl a hard, plus curveball. Harvey can throw the curve for a strike, and the action of the pitch can get K’s even when it’s in the heart of the plate. His last pitch in the arsenal is the changeup, which he has trouble locating at this point. Harvey has a simple delivery and mostly simple mechanics, but he does create a somewhat awkward snapping action with his throwing arm.
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The seemingly endless spiral staircase the Mets have been tumbling down has come to end, for now at least. The Mets faithful have something to rejoice finally.
The reign of Matt Harvey, the young flamethrowing Mystic, CT local, is upon us.
All that you really need to take away from last night’s 3-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks is that our savior Matt Harvey has arrived.
PHOENIX The Diamondbacks understood that Mets rookie right-hander Matt Harvey had a quality repertoire, but there was a matching belief that Harvey might bring a case of butterflies into his major league debut Thursday. The stuff was all that showed up.
Harvey set a modern major league record by striking out at least 10 and getting two hits in his first start, using a 98 mph fastball...
With a record-setting performance that won’t soon be forgotten, top prospect Matt Harvey wrote his name into the Mets history books with a brilliant 11 strikeout performance in his major league debut.
Harvey smashed the previous Mets record of eight strikeouts in a debut set in 1967 by both Tom Seaver and Bill Denehy who set the mark three days apart that season.
Matt Harvey struck out 11 in 5 1/3 innings in his Major League debut.
What more could you ask for from the debut of Matt Harvey? The New York Mets have not had this kind of starting pitcher since Dwight Gooden. Harvey may have more quality pitches that Gooden.
Gooden was able to blow people away and while Harvey does have a fastball that hard, he also has a slider, curve and changeup...
Former Bisons pitcher Matt Harvey is out to a tremendous start to his Major League career.
It may have only been his first start in the big leagues but Harvey sure made an impression as he shut down the Arizona Diamondbacks, leading the Mets to the 3-1 victory.
Harvey went 5.1 innings, allowing no runs on three hits while striking out 11 batters, setting a New York Mets record for...
Matt Harvey sure looked ready for prime time last night. In his major league debut, Harvey pitched 5.1 scoreless innings, did not allow a run and broke Tom Seaver’s franchise record for strikeouts in a debut. And for good measure, Harvey went 2-for-2 at the plate with a double. He finished the night with 11 strikeouts and it was fun to watch a Mets starter blow the ball past opposing...
Matt Harvey, a starting pitcher in the New York Mets organization, is the latest highly touted prospect to get the call. He will start Thursday against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Arizona. He will replace Miguel Batista, who was designated for assignment Sunday, in the rotation. Expectations are high but as Harvey stated earlier this week, “I can’t do what I can’t do. All...
Matt Harvey earned his first career strikeout, hit, and set the NY Mets' record for K's (11) in a debut en route to his first MLB win.
To top that line off he K'd the first batter he faced AND...
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Hope in a Heater (Photo: AP)
Anybody miss Miguel Batista last night?
Ahhhh, isn’t it nice to smile again about something, Mets fans?
What’s that? Sure, I’ll answer. HELL. YES.
Matt Harvey provided a much needed feel-good night on Thursday in Phoenix. Taking the hill for the first time as a big-leaguer, one of the Mets big-TIME pitching prospects pitched like one. The line...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Actual Transaction News: Three Recent Promotions
2. Today’s Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Actual Transaction News: Three Recent Promotions
Regarding What the Author Did Yesterday
Yesterday, the author meditated at some length upon the promotion of...
Matt Harvey dazzled in his major league debut, holding Arizona to three hits and striking out 11 over 5 1-3 innings in the New York Mets' 3-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Thursday night.
Scott Hairston hit a two-run double and Andres Torres tripled and scored for the Mets, who snapped a six-game losing streak. New York won for only the second time in 13 games since the All-Star...
The Mets try to build off last night as they look to move out of their rut. Yesterday Matt Harvey made a spectacular debut as he led the Mets to victory, with some help from the bullpen. Tonight the Mets take on the Diamondbacks for game two of this four game set as Jon Niese gets the start against Josh Collmenter.
Jon Niese is 7-4 on the season over 19 starts and 117.2 innings of...
I posted a video of Starling Marte's homer on his first career pitch last night, and that was pretty cool. But this isn't the debut I'm talking about. Mets prospect Matt Harvey made his major league debut last night in Arizona, and he led New York to a 3-1 win. Harvey exceeded all expectations, going 5 1/3 scoreless innings and allowing three hits, walking three...