Thursday, August 8, 2013

More Mets Bright Spots

Matt Harvey pitched his first shutout, beating Colorado 5-0.
It's hard to believe he's been pitching so briefly that this is his first shutout. Harvey, now 9-3 with a 2.06 ERA, looked really sharp, getting just six Ks but hitting his spots, walking none, with a total of 106 pitches in under 2.5 hours. He also got hit by a line drive on his knee late in the game, but wild horses couldn't have dragged him off the field by then. Shutout, check. Complete game, check!

Wilmer Flores went 2-4 and got his first major league hit and RBIs.
The replacement third baseman's feats ease some of the pain from Wright's DL stint. John Buck also had 2 hits.

The Mets are in 3rd in the NL East.
Big deal, right? They're still 10.5 games behind Atlanta, but only 1.5 behind the Nats. And most snarkily, the Yanks are in 4th in their division, 11.5 games back. Small victories.

Oh, and, they just won again!
Gee gets the V. 2-1 over Colorado.

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