We care about you, Matt. Now it’s time to start caring about us. 6 innings, 2 runs would be a great start if you ask me.
I’m still digesting everything that went on, more later when I’m sure of what to say… it’s not going to be pretty. It’s hard when you favorite player falls apart right in front of your eyes.
And what an important one it is, not just for Matt but for the Mets.
Coming off a nice 7-5 win in Atlanta, the Mets look to make it 4 out of 5 with Harvey on the hill tonight. With Syndergaard out for at least a month (if not more), this team needs a #2 behind Jake… but let’s not settle. Let’s live at 95, pitch a little bit more and get us deeper into these ballgames.
Look, we could bitch and moan about injuries and the front office, or we can root for what we have and who we have. Let’s bring #HarveyDay back, Matt.
And look at me with content two days in a row!
And yes, I know I missed a bunch already. I missed Matt giving up copious long balls, being moved up in the rotation twice (two times) but what I didn’t miss was Matt generally looking svelte and relaxed… except for that last start. I also missed Duda, Flores, Yo, Ass-cab, Noah and maybe more injuries we don’t yet know about. Anyway, I’ll start dropping consistent content from here on out. Then, once we hit .500 again, a surprise for some of you.
For the rest of you? Nothing. As usual.
I can live with Matt Harvey at 95. I graduated in ’95, so maybe that’s why it doesn’t bother me that he’s lost a few ticks on the fastball. I can live with secondary pitches leading missing bats, pitching to contact and pitching into the 7th. I can live with a clean-shaven Matt Harvey, looking svelte and in command. with all of this. Do I wish we had 2013 Matt at the top of this rotation? Sure. Is 2017 Harvey a viable alternative? So far so good.
What I can’t live with is the blue softball tops at home. Knock it off, Mets.