April 9th, 2015
Today, Matt Harvey made his long awaited return to the mound. Harvey pitched 6 scoreless innings, while getting six strikeouts. The Mets offense was better today, and they capitalized on an Ian Desmond error, which helped them, as the got of to a 4-0 lead. Harvey got into one jam the whole game, in the second, and he got out of that not problem. Ultimately, I am now convinced that this team is playoff worthy if their bats are ok. Right now, this teams offense is below par, as Wilmer Flores is not a major league ready, every-day shortstop, which is too bad, as we all know he has put his time and effort into becoming a good fielder, but during Spring Training (and this series) I don’t see how he is good enough to not look at other options, like Matt Reynolds. Ok, back to the Dark Knight. Harvey’s strength in throwing fastballs by hitters, something Jacob deGrom also posses, but Harvey has the ability at a much better level. Harvey can also drop a hammer on any batter and completely end the duel. I am really impressed and happy with this team’s pitching staff, and it should only get better in the years to come. On Friday, April 10th, the Mets (2-1) travel to Atlanta to take on the undefeated Braves (3-0). Jon Niese makes his season debut at 7:35.