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Matt Harvey has been compared to some of the biggest names of the game both past and present. Whether it’s because of his lethal arsenal, his no-nonsense demeanor on the mound, or just his determination to keep getting better. In 14 starts he is breaking down long-standing records with such ease.
While expectations and pressure like that would crush most young players, Matt Harvey thrives on it. I was especially taken by his reaction on Friday night when fans at Citi Field roared with the chants of “Har-Vey’s Better! Har-Vey’s Better” with every pitch Stephen Strasburg threw.
It was amazing to watch both pitcher’s reactions as the SNY camera crew went to a split screen. There was Harvey sitting on the bench – looking all business and wiping his face with a towel. He was immune to what was happening on the field and didn’t allow himself to be captured by the moment. On the mound however, you could tell Strasburg was being rattled.
Pressure and expectations is a crazy thing. For many ...
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Everytime I watch Matt Harvey pitch, those words come to mind and it’s not just me. It’s become the Mets Meme on Twitter every time Harvey pitches. It’s brought up mockingly when you’re watching the game with other fans. Who knows, maybe those words give Matt Harvey a little extra motivation to prove SNY’s Matthew Cerrone wrong when he wrote back on March 8, “My bet...
“Harvey Day” is something many of us have been celebrating since Matt Harvey’s very first start last season and the idea has taken on a life of it’s own.
With that in mind, I came up with this poem on a whim Tuesday night. It is set (obviously) to the rhythm and tone of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and should be read as you tucked your kids into bed on Harveve. I...
Whenever a player does well in April, any seasoned baseball fan will be quick to point out that it is still early. The Mets might not be very good this year, but Matt Harvey seems to be grabbing all the attention as an ace in the making. The question is, how good can he be? Through four starts this season, Harvey has gone 4-0 with a 0.93 ERA. Batters are hitting just .108 against...
Last night Mets young stud pitcher Matt Harvey pitched another gem against the Nationals Stephen Strasburg.
Harvey was masterful in the much hyped contest, besting Strasburg and the Nationals 7-1. Harvey pitched 7 innings allowing one run, three walks, and striking out 7. Harvey lowered his microscopic ERA to 0.93.
Strasburg? He pitched six innings allowing two runs, walked 2, and struck out 6.
Since being promoted to the big leagues on July 26, 2012, Matt Harvey has lived up to, and at times, exceeded expectations. The former first round draft pick has become one of the toughest pitchers to hit in the National League since his debut and his confidence is on par with that of a veteran pitcher – a pitcher such as Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman and Dwight Gooden, to name a...
Tom Seaver. Mike Mussina. Roger Clemens. Dwight Gooden.
Matt Harvey has been compared, whether it be stuff, demeanor or franchise history, in some way has been compared to them all.
Yes, it is not fair. Yes, it places unreasonable pressure. But, that’s the nature of covering and following sports. Managers, general managers and players all do it, too.
HARVEY: Keeps burning. (AP...
Friday night, Squawker Lisa and I made our first trip out to Citi Field this year, along with our friend David, and we caught a glimpse into a bright future for the Mets. A dominant pitcher, productive sluggers and an energized ballpark. While it was great to see Ike Davis and Luca Duda homer twice each, particularly when two of those homers came off of Stephen Strasburg, the main...
"Not good enough" for Stephen Strasburg last night in his highly anticipated matchup against Matt Harvey at Citi Field. Up above, video of "Har-vey's better!" chants raining down on Stras in the sixth inning.
(Video via Rich McLeod)
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Matt Harvey dominated – again – Friday against the Nationals. (Photo courtesy of Newsday).
He’s the biggest story on the biggest stage in the world, and Friday night, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey lived up to his end of the bargain against the Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg.
Going into the game, the baseball Twitterverse was blowing up about the matchup, how it was going to be epic...
TweetIt’s hard to predict good things when the Mets get together to play the reigning NL East champions, regardless if the games are home or away. So when you look at Mets/Nationals with pitching matchups of Harvey/Strasburg, Hefner/Gonzalez, and Gee/Zimmerman, you can’t logically expect a series win. Or even just one win (although that’s really becoming the case with Harvey...
As the early season gives us frauds, it also gives us the real deals. Many believe that Matt Harvey is the real deal and that Jackie Bradley, Jr. might have been brought up too soon. Which trends are believable and which ones will turn out to be like Saved By The Bell – just not that good in retrospect? Here are some that I believe will continue as the season progresses. P.S...
New York Mets baseball is in full swing and for a lot of us that means fantasy baseball season is also well underway. Matt Harvey, David Wright, John Buck and the rest of the Mets have helped bring some newfound excitement to Queens, giving fans hope for what many thought would be a ‘lost’ 2013 season. That same hope may or may not be in tact for your fantasy baseball team...
Matt Harvey is currently speaking to Mike Francesa on WFAN. To listen to his live interview, click here.
Baseball is such a great sport. There is something for everyone, offense, defense, strategy, statistics, history and pitching. I’ll take a well pitched game over a slugfest any day. When you look at the Washington Nationals starting rotation, you just got to love what you see: Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez (one of my favorites), Jordan Zimmermann, and Dan Haren. This is a team...