Matt Harvey’s All-Star Game
Citi Field was the home of the 2013 MLB All-Star Game. This marked the first time Citi Field held it as well as just the second time the Mets held it in franchise history with the first being in 1964 the inaugural Mets season of Shea Stadium.
What made this moment better than the game just being held at Citi Field was the Mets had two starters for the NL team. One being David Wright who was in his seventh all-star game and the other was Matt Harvey who got the nod to start the game in his home stadium.
The night began with hall-of-famer and the late-great Tom Seaver throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. When the game started out came Matt Harvey who was in his first full season at 24 years old and got the start after a stellar first half of the season where he went 7-2 with a 2.35 era.
Harvey showed why he deserved the start when he threw two scoreless innings giving up one hit and striking out three. This was big for Harvey as he was one of the upcoming names to potentially be a star when he came up and the world got to see what his potential could have been at the time.
It was only two innings but it was just a dominant two innings as he blew away each batter of his three strikeouts. The future was looking bright for the Mets and that rebuild might have fully been effect for the Amazin’s. In a postgame interview with SNY’s Chris Carlin here it what Harvey had to say about his first all-star appearance:
“It was incredible, obviously I’m in my home so I got to do my normal routine and kind of get ready but you know walking out there and throwing in the outfield and hearing my name getting chanted is something I’ll never forget and you know I’m very thankful for. This whole experience has been absolutely amazing.”
Unfortunately, the ending of Harvey’s Mets career was not what we expecting but this was definitely a special moment to have happened at Citi Field for Harvey and Mets fans.
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