Matt Harvey‘s pitching today made me even more excited about this season. As usual, there aren’t very high hopes for us, but I’m a Mets fan and I will always have hope!
Harvey came out and threw 4.1 scoreless innings, giving up only two hits and striking out five Marlins in the Mets 4-1 win over the Fish. The Marlins ace Ricky Nolasco was just as good, giving up three hits and an unearned run, but Harvey showed that he can keep up with the big arms.
You know he’s a competitor. You know he’s trying to develop into a top of the rotation pitcher. And you also know that Matt Harvey will be a solid pitcher in this year’s rotation. That’s more than the team and fans can ask for. He’s going to give 100% every game and that’s a fact.
I read somewhere last month that Terry Collins said if Matt Harvey pitches 200 innings, he can win 17 games. It’s a hopeful sign when you hear things like that from a manager, but what impressed me even more was Harvey’s response when he heard the comments. He said to add three more to that because 20 plus wins is where his head will be at every season. (You can find the quoted comments here in this New York Post article.) I nearly jumped out of my seat with excitement! I LOVE the confidence and competitor in him! This is exactly the type of attitude that the Mets need and to see it from such a young pitcher really gives fans a much needed boost. I cannot wait to see what is in store for Matt Harvey this season!
A START FOR JOHAN?– According to Terry Collins, Santana should be making his Grapefruit League debut in about week, which is most likely going to be March 14th. Let’s see if this sticks! -_-