“He’s been in every game he’s pitched. If we scored him some runs, he’d be 9-0.”
Harvey, who starts this afternoon’s game against the Marlins, is coming off a no-decision against the Yankees that the Mets came from behind to win off closer Mariano Rivera. The hard-throwing right-hander allowed just one run and struck out 10 in eight innings against the team he grew up rooting for. He was electric that night but don’t think for a second he won’t be up for today’s less than marquee matchup.
Marc Carig of Newsday talked to Harvey about the difference between pitching against Yankees in Yankee Stadium and today’s contest against the hapless Marlins.
“Every start, I’m going out there no matter if we’re on a losing streak or a winning streak, it’s my job to go out there and go as long as I can,” he said. “In my mind, that’s putting up zeros.”
Harvey has been this season’s highlight reel for the Mets. He currently leads the majors with a 0.82 WHIP and .172 BAA while boasting a sterling 1.85 ERA and a perfect 5-0 record.
“I play a game within the game,” Harvey told Carig. “Each hitter is a game. I don’t want to get beat by any hitter. That’s how I take it.”
I wish we had more players with his aggressiveness and attitude… Harvey’s got liquid nitrogen running through his veins…