Nearly two hours of inclement weather delayed the latest installment of Harvey Day and fireworks night at Citi Field, but apart from some rare first inning struggles, Matt Harvey did not seem to mind the wait in the early going. The evening proceeded as most Harvey Days do, which meant domination on the mound and flailing at the plates. That applied equally to the hitters who had to face Harvey and the hitters charged with supporting him
The Mets made Randall Delgado look like Greg Maddux until the top of the fourth, when they took a 2-0 lead on separate solo shots from David Wright and Josh Satin. Harvey held down the fort for a while, but this slim lead was erased by a three-run homer from cartoonish supervillain Cody Ross in the top of the sixth, an elfin man who has killed the Mets more times than you can count (or would want to). Harvey was sent back out for the seventh despite the fact that he was clearly fading, and he and Scott Rice (of course) conspired to allow two more runs.
Daniel Murphy crushed a solo homer in the eighth (yes, the Mets' Daniel Murphy), but it was mere window dressing. The Mets fell by the score of 5-3 in what would prove to be Harvey's worst outing of the season thus far.
Full recap to follow.
Game Thread Roll Call
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