Friday, July 27, 2012
Matt Harvey pitches, hits and raises the long-lost Flag of Victory
It’s back! The Flag of Victory returns to its rightful place of glory after the Mets’ 3-1 win over the Diamondbacks and the electric debut of Matt Harvey.
How good was Harvey? He struck out 11 batters – most for a Mets big-league debut – and even had two hits!
I know there were doubters who feared the bully would blow this for the kid – why should he be different than any other starter? – but it allowed just one run to score, which is cause for celebration in and of itself!
Scott Hairston, rumored to be headed to San Francisco, doubled in two runs in the first inning to give Harvey some breathing room.
Hat’s off to Harvey for a spectacular debut and the Mets for breaking a very ugly losing streak.