WOW that was a helluva Big League Debut!
Met 1st round draft pick announced himself to MLB by posting a line of: 0R, 3H, 3BB and 11K in 5.1 IP on 106. pitches.
I’ve really AMPED UP about what we might have in Harvey but I caution and plead with all Met fans to take a deep breath and NOT burden this kid with too much pressure.
He’s a kid he’s gonna have bumps in the road. That’s just what happens to young pitchers but when you’re in NYC the hype can jump to hyperspace, both good and bad pub.
So can we try and let the kid develop up here w/o the burden of needing to save the Mets?
But lets get back to that 11K debut!
Damn the kid had guys swinging and missing at high heat, curveballs inside as well as low and away.
Harvey looked like a vet the way he commanded the mound. Getting staked to a 2-0 lead before he left the dugout was wonderful gift in your 1st game in the Bigs but Harvey was so relaxed he roped a triple in the top of the second.
OK, so Parra took a bad route but Harvey still got into one pretty good.
I couldn’t be happier about having him in the rotation but considering he was struggling at AAA I would expect some less than stellar performances sooner than later.
Btw great job by Alderson to have vet backstop Rob Johnson working with him at AAA and then promote him to catch his debut. That plan sure did work to perfection.