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If the opponents in the National league east have not become impressed with Matt Harvey, the Philadelphia Phillies have. David Wright had a up close and personal view of the Philly hitters as the Mets ace (Yes I said since earlier this season, he is the ace) made believers of the Phillies.
Wright knew it was going to be a good day.
He saw the surprise on Jimmy Rollins’ face after the Phillies’ shortstop took the first pitch from Matt Harvey. He looked over at the Phillies bench and saw it register that the Mets’ young ace could throw whatever pitches he wanted for strikes Sunday.
“I had a feeling they were gonna be in trouble when (Harvey’s) first pitch of the game is a curveball for strike one and I saw the look in Jimmy’s face, then looked at that bench,” Wright said. “Here’s a guy who throws upper 90s and he starts the game off with a curveball that he can throw for a strike.
“That is pretty impressive.”
What’s more impressive is that the Mets who weren’t expected to go anywhere
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Adam Rubin of ESPN New York wrote what I felt was one of the strongest arguments in making the case for Matt Harvey starting the All Star Game for the National League.
He first compares Harvey, who he calls the NL’s Justin Verlander, to last season’s NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey:
Through 16 starts, Harvey is 7-1 with a 2.05 ERA, 121 strikeouts, a 0.882 WHIP, 4 homers allowed...
By: Joe Vasile
While a lot of attention has recently been paid to the Mets unorthodox methods of promoting David Wright’s all-star candidacy, the much bigger story is that Wright is posting numbers worthy of an all-star in 2013.
Only two years ago, it seemed nearly unfathomable that Wright would ever post an all-star caliber season again, but his resurgence this year and last...
Here’s a look at David Wright’s All Star Game batting practice jersey… It complete with the “C” as one of the official captains for the Home Run Derby.
These are the jerseys that they will be wearing for the Home Run Derby and are different from the actual All Star Game jerseys that do not feature the skyline.
Both Wright and Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees will don...
David Wright has been quietly having another very good season with the New York Mets. The quiet nature of Wright’s season has to do with the Mets overall poor performance on the diamond this year, but it’s not that he has been bad. Oftentimes, it has taken contributions from one or both of David Wright and Daniel Murphy to muster a good offensive output for the Amazin’s. Over...
The Mets, fresh off of a successful road trip, come back home to the Nationals tonight. It feels like, at least recently, that the Mets fall flat in Colorado but Byrd helped reverse that by hitting a go ahead homer late in the game and making a key throw in the next half inning to keep the Mets in the lead.
How rude of me. I forgot to wish you a HAPPY HARVEY DAY. Matt will be starting...
The New York Mets will be putting their best on display in Friday night's opener of a three-game home set against the Washington Nationals.
Matt Harvey will be on the mound and David Wright will be back in the lineup for New York while the Nationals will hope to continue their winning ways when Ross Detwiler starts against the Mets.
The sensational Harvey (7-1, 2.05 ERA) will...
It wasn’t as if David Wright was going to challenge Cal Ripken in the first place. Wright will be out of the New York Mets’ lineup tonight in Colorado for their make up game against the Rockies.
There was speculation Wright might lobby manager Terry Collins to keep him in the lineup. Despite being on a tear lately, Wright knew he needed a night off and being the DH in Chicago...
Golf legend Gary Player, who is 77 years old, reportedly will be posing for a photo for inclusion in ESPN The Magazine's annual "Body Issue."
Zack Wheeler has been in our consciousness for over a year, but has one start in our memories. He gets his second tonight for the New York Mets in Chicago against the White Sox.
Wheeler threw six, tense scoreless innings in his debut at Atlanta. However, four hits and five walks means he was in trouble most of the night. He needed those seven strikeouts.
WHEELER: Goes tonight vs...
They say that every great run of success usually had its roots in a turning point. Looking at Mets history you can say we’ve had quite a few turning points – both good and bad.
Gil Hodges and Tom Seaver were certainly turning points for the Mets – when they went from lovable losers to a team to be reckoned with and one that shocked the world in 1969.
I always felt that the...
Wheeler tries to follow up his impressive debut but has a tough matchup with Sale, a first-round pick of the Sox in 2010, the same draft that produced Matt Harvey. Game time is 8:10 PM.
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From SB Nation’s “Purple Row” Blog:
“Please let’s win this game”
“Yep, EY2 has offically won the game for the Mets already.”
“No David Wright! Huzzah! ”
“2 pitches in and the Mets announcer have already called it Mile High Stadium”
“Time zone fail. Thought this game started at 5:10 my time, missed the top of the 1st.”
“So did the mets...
Ken Davidoff of the NY Post ranked his Top 5 All-Time MLB Underachievers and listed the 2006-2008 Mets second behind the 1980s Expos.
About why he chose the Mets, he writes:
2000s Mets. Carlos Beltran would be a Hall of Famer if he retired today. David Wright is on a Cooperstown track. Carlos Delgado probably will miss out, but he has 473 homers on his resume. Jose Reyes will go...
The Mets travel to the South Side of Chicago for Wheeler Day! The Mets are coming off of a needed off day after pounding the Phillies in an 8-0 win. Harvey was great pitching 6 shutout innings (he was stopped by the rain, but really he was stopped by the umpires who were stopped by the rain) and David Wright had himself a day going 4-5, 2 2B, 3B, HR. Today Wheeler looks to build...