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It’s time for Matt Harvey’s redemption

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May 2, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) throws a pitch against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
May 2, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) throws a pitch against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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Harvey’s back. After serving a three-game suspension from the Mets Matt Harvey will get the start tonight in Milwaukee.

Last Friday night, Harvey was seen out late in the Meatpacking District, celebrating Cinco de Mayo at 10ak Club. After going past curfew on Friday, the Dark Knight then played golf on Saturday morning. Even worse, Harvey then did not show up at Citi Field after complaining over a supposed migraine. On Sunday, Harvey was suspended, and his issues off the field continued.

Harvey apologized on Tuesday, his first day back from suspension. In addition, Harvey said that he is looking to put the situation aside. He addressed the media saying:

"“I put myself in a bad place to be ready for showing up for a ball game that is my responsibility. I take full blame for that . . . and I’m doing everything in my power so that never happens again.”"

While Harvey’s apology is definitely valid, it is time for Harvey to truly step up by giving the Mets victories. The team has been playing well, but they are still desperate for wins.

Friday marks the beginning of the redemption for Harvey. It’s time for Matt to prove to Mets fans that he is capable of making us forget of his actions, and to do so he has to pitch well. Harvey has a relatively favorable matchup against the Brewers. With Ryan Braun being placed on the disabled list today, the only tough hitter in their lineup really is Eric Thames. Nevertheless, Harvey must focus and pitch effectively today.

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It should be expected that he pitches well, especially because of all the embarrassment he’s felt from the Mets players, officials, and its fanbase. And if he doesn’t pitch well, Harvey’s future and relationship with the Mets and the fans may never again be the same.

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