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  • Paulypal
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    He looked very good. His slider was nasty at times, and he made some of the hitters look foolish with it.

    Because this is who I am I have to say it. Can we please as a group of Met fans temper expectations? FOR ONCE. He is a young pitcher that is going to go through a bunch of ups and downs (hopefully more ups). Lets let him pitch a few times and watch the hitters adjust, and watch him re-adjust with success before we crown him 2013's #1 pitcher.

    I was as impressed as anyone last night, and I am actually looking forward to his next start.


    Something else to keep in mind - Harvey is at 115 innings this year including last nights game. He pitched 135 innings in both 2011 & 2010. They probably wont let him get too far past 160-170 innings this year. I am guessing somewhere around 8 more starts.

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  • theAmazingMet
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    Wow, this didnt take long.

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  • Strawman
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    Omar did pick a winner. I also like the confidence in the fastball (which Seaver always harps on, correctly), the quick pace of work, and apparent big league make up. And he can hit - like so many great Mets pitchers before him.

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  • Mongoose
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    Matt Harvey

    His stuff was better than advertised. Great movement on his fastball and the slider looks hard to hit. He was mostly around the zone, too. As a Mets fan you're always looking for the catch - where's the downside? - but it really looks like Omar picked a winner.

    I've seen video of Wheeler and he does not look better than this. Scouts do seem to give him a slight edge, however. How much better could he be? I guess we'll see for ourselves soon enough. The potential downside with both these guys is command, and with Harvey there are issues about his secondary stuff. He's still developing. Let's hope being in the Major Leagues doesn't interfere with the final stages. I'm also leery of any Generation K type marketing. From a team perspective I can easily see the Wilpons using success from Harvey and/or Wheeler to further ignore the rest of the team and continue to spend nothing. Like I said, as a Mets fan you always look for the cloud in the silver lining, but Harvey looks like a real talent. 16 outs recorded, 11 by strikeout, no runs allowed and two hits of his own. A nice debut.

    Also, Harvey's family in attendance seemed to consist largely of attractive women. If one of them is his mom - hell, even if both are his sisters - we need to set up a Ralph Kiner interview, like the one with Lenny Dykstra's mom back in the day. Having Ralph interview and hit on attractive female relatives, is a Mets tradition that needs to return. Bring back Kiner's Korner.

    By the way, post 1980. The Magic is Back.

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