Battling mild tightness in his lower back earlier this month, its evident the 6-foot-4, 210 pound Harvey (6-1, 2.16 ERA) is completely healthy.
“It’s one of those days where it was jumping out nice and I was hitting spots,” said Harvey, 24, who the Mets took out of North Carolina seventh overall in 2010. “Certain days you wake up and you feel good and you can let it go. Today was one of those days.”
Dubbed “The Dark Knight of Gotham,” Harvey consistently hits 96 mph on the radar and has now whiffed 115 batters in 104 frames.
With a 27-40 record and jockeying for last place in the National League East, “The Amazin’s” are again a hideous squad.
Fortunately for the Mets, Anne Vyalitsyna’s banging companion gives fans a reason to visit Flushing every fifth day.
Far removed from even competing for their third World Series title, Harvey possesses the type of arm that can withstand heavy workloads and keep New York’s red-headed stepchildren relevant.
The NL Pitcher of the Month for April, Matt Harvey will return the New York Mets to contention “one of (these) days.”by