Matt Harvey deals but Mets offense can’t pick him up a win

Posted: May 8, 2013 in News, Opinion
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By Steven InmanimagesCADQ3WP8

Matt Harvey had his best start as a Met Tuesday night going nine innings allowing just an infield hit and 12 strikeouts against the White Sox. He was dominant and it’s unfortunate that the team couldn’t give him his 5th win of the season.

I guess what’s important is that the Mets won their 13th game of the season.

Harvey now is 4-0 with a 1.28 earned run average this season. Harvey has allowed just 22 hits in 49 1/3rd innings this season. Harvey is now the favorite to start the All- Star game here at Citi Field this summer. Harvey also seems to be the favorite for the NL CY Young but its WAY to early to talk about that.imagesCAU5LIB3

Matt Harvey is the 1st player since 1900 to pitch 9.0 IP with 12 or more Ks allowing no walks and only 1 hit with a no decision according to Elias.

If the Mets want to get that award and the recognition for their young right-hander their going to have to give him the wins he deserves. When your starter gives up one base runner in nine innings, you have to get him the win.

Give Mike Baxter credit for coming off the bench and ending the game in the 10th but for the most part this Met offense is struggling. Other than David Wright who had homered in three straight before yesterday, has struggled. John Buck got off to an awesome start this season but is now down to .245 and with Travis d’Arnaud still hurt, the Mets will have to deal with Buck’s struggles.

Ike Davis has yet to get it going and is the offensive player I am most worried about.

Daniel Murphy is in a mini slump but I think he will be fine.

Lucas Duda has actual been too selective at the plate. It seems like whenever he is at the plate with runners in scoring position he either walks or takes strike three. That explains his .235 average but his .411 on base percentage. Duda also has just 9 RBI’s with his 6 homers.

The Mets offense needs to get going and with no prospects immediately pushing for jobs, the Mets will have to just deal with what they have and hope these guys break out. They’ll have to at least on Harvey days.


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