Matt Harvey pitched last night, and the Mets won. Don’t take it for granted.
After winning their ace’s first five starts, the Mets had lost five of the last seven games in which Harvey took the mound, going into last night’s game. Of course, that’s not all Harvey’s fault— on May 18th, his season ERA stood at 1.98 despite the team having dropped two of his last three outings.
But Harvey has certainly turned in a few duds this year, with two different starts in which he allowed seven runs, including his last time out against San Francisco. “Harvey Day” has become a big event as The Dark Knight has risen to glory, but as has been pointed out, the team hasn’t always won despite having their top dog on the hill. And while Harvey has certainly had a good season thus far, he has had some rough patches in his first year back from Tommy John surgery.
Both the Mets and Matt needed a good start last night, and the hard-throwing righty came through with seven scoreless frames in a 3-2 victory.