Harvey Hysteria is gripping the Mets fanbase and I think even manager Terry Collins is getting caught up in it as he continues to weigh in daily and leans toward bringing him up with each passing day.
Maybe during an idle moment, Collins had an opportunity to take a gander at Miguel Batista’s and Jeremy Hefner’s starts this season with the Mets? Maybe he didn’t particularly care for his big sniff of reality?
Hefner has a 6.89 ERA in three starts this season for the Mets, while Batista was a little better posting a 1,63 WHIP in four starts. Sobering numbers indeed for a manager who is presiding over a team that’s apparently in a playoff push.
During the All Star Game when Collins was first asked about the possibility of Matt Harvey replacing Dillon Gee in the rotation, he emphatically said Batista would get the start next Wednesday against the Nationals.
A day later, after learning that Gee could be lost for the season, he hedged and left the door open saying there’s a “remote possib...