Harvey Bounces Back With Gem
Matt Harvey looked like his old self on Monday afternoon as the Mets edge the White Sox 1-0.
Harvey was stellar as he pitched 7 innings striking out six batters and allowing only a pair of hits. It was hit first game in which he pitched into the 7th inning all season.
"Today's a big first step," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "When you're mentally strong, you don't worry about the other stuff. You fight through it. And that's the Matt Harvey that we always knew. He could give up a home run and retire 16 in a row after. It never bothered him."
Harvey's ERA was 6.08 as he took the mound on Monday; needless to say he lowered that (5.37). In his last two starts combined, Harvey threw 7 2/3 innings while giving up 11 earned runs.
"A lot of it had to do with timing and staying over the rubber a little bit longer, so that would kind of free up everything, free up my arm basically to get to the arm slot that I needed to," Harvey said.
Neil Walker got the Mets their only run with a homerun off of Jose Quintana in the 7th inning after Harvey got out of a jam.
Steven Matz looks to continue his great season against Mat Latos and the White Sox on Tuesday night.