Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 4/7/13
Last Thursday night, Mets right-handed pitcher Matt Harvey did everything right. In his first start of the 2013 season, Harvey overpowered hitters with his fastball, dazzled with his slider, and kept them off balance with his changeup. Using these pitches in the right situations proved effective as Harvey allowed only one hit while striking out ten batters, and only giving up two walks. Harvey’s performance reminded Mets fans just how good the Mets staff will be in a couple of years. However, there can’t be a conversation about Harvey without mentioning Zack Wheeler.  Since the Carlos Beltran trade in 2011 that brought Wheeler to the Mets, Harvey and Wheeler have been considered the future of the franchise. We know that Wheeler and Harvey are similar pitchers. They have a similar repertoire: fastball, changeup, slider, and curveball. Along with that repertoire they can pack in the heat. Both are known to throw in the mid to upper 90’s, and Harvey is known to rack up strikeouts, ...
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