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Matt Harvey receives a standing ovation from Mets fans when he returns to Citi Field’s mound with the Orioles – MLB Sports

The· Baltimore Orioles Undertaking New York Mets At Citi Field on Wednesday afternoon.It was an interesting match for several reasons, but the top of the list here is Matt Harvey Being an Orioles mound. This is the first time Harvey has played against a previous club and the first pitching in Citi Field since it was traded to the Mets in 2018.

Here he greeted in his first inning what looked like a standing ovation, mainly with a mix of cheers and some boos:

Even though the first frame was 1-2-3, going out didn’t work for Harvey. Mets greeted him with four straight hits to start the second inning and played three runs. He will be removed with one out every five times, leaving two base runners behind. Both of those base runners will come to score, the final line looks pretty ugly.

This marks the worst start of the season for Harvey.

Harvey spent six seasons at Mets, launching the 2013 All-Star Game on that mound and finishing fourth in NL Cy Young in that season’s vote. He was also one of the anchors of the pitching staff who participated in the NL pennant in 2015, and was famously talking about how to get out of pitching in October instead of being closed in September.

After that 2015 run, the rest of the time with Harvey and Mets was turbulent, but you don’t have to relive the bad things. From 2012-15, Harvey started 65 times at Mets, achieving 2.53 ERA (146 ERA +) at 25-18, 1.00 WHIP and 449 strikeouts at 427 innings. Wednesday gave Mets fans a chance to greet Harvey for the first time in three years.

He is the most familiar with Citi Field, and it’s not nearby either. He previously started his 51 career in Citi Field. His second highest total in the stadium is the 13th start at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. He had a 3.14 ERA career in Citi Field. Harvey is far from his heyday pitcher, but for the Orioles this season he went out 3-2 on Wednesday with 3.60 ERA and 1.29 WHIP. His ERA jumped to 4.81 after being hit hard.

Harvey’s opponent in this game, Taijuan Walker, May have his career year. Obviously, it’s still premature to be convinced, as Wednesday marked his seventh start. He participated in Game 2-1 with an ERA of 2.38 (161 ERA +), an ERA of 1.03, 34 innings and 35 strikeouts, with an average of .171 and a slugging percentage of .231.

Oh, and Mets won six games in a row and played over .500 in the best four games of the season. They led the NL East with a game entering Wednesday.


– MLB Sports

Matt Harvey receives a standing ovation from Mets fans when he returns to Citi Field’s mound with the Orioles

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