ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 4: Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets throws to St. Louis Cardinals batter at Busch Stadium on September 4, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
Harvey will likely pitch two more starts; the antepenultimate was not for his scrapbooks. The kid brings gas, and in the first inning it worked for him. 97 was normal; 98 peeked through. After an infield single banged off his glove hand, Harvey set down three and got a swinging strikeout that was vintage Harvey, circa a month ago. In the second, the diet of hard stuff on the outside edge inspired the Cardinals to knock it all the other way. Four consecutive singles put Harvey in the lurch, and when he moved inside, he hit a batter, and when he brought out the breaking stuff the next inning, he got a little wild. Harvey sat down after five innings with three earned runs, six hits, three walks, and four strikeouts.
We knew it was over when...
The first Cardinal batter reached base in six of the first seven innings.
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