The Dark Knight Returned
On the defensive side of the ball, Matt Harvey was once again on his game. After a really strong first start last week against the Braves, the Dark Knight came out again and battled.
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Harvey got through 5 2/3 innings before exiting the game with a tight left hamstring after covering first for that second out of the inning. He was able to walk off the field with no issues, so we’re hoping it was just a precautionary move.
In terms of his performance, Harvey gave up five hits and two runs. He struck out six and walked just one batter over that span.
His fastball stayed around 94-95 mph the first few innings, and he was able to mix in his offspeed pitches well over the course of the game. He gave up a couple of hard shots including a blast to Maikel Franco, but overall, it was great to see Harvey keep his composure and a calm demeanor throughout this start. Obviously having the Mets actually give him run support was huge.
The Mets will look to bring out the brooms in Philly on Wednesday night as Zack Wheeler will look to get back on track when he takes the mound.