The New York Mets have advanced to the NLCS for the first time since 2006. Matt Harvey has been named the game one starter against the Chicago Cubs.
A game that he will pitch in.
Matt Harvey gets Game 1
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) October 16, 2015
Harvey’s last start was on Monday against the Dodgers, where he went five innings giving up three runs on seven strikeouts in a 13-7 Mets win.
He’ll toe the rubber on Saturday night at Citi Field against the Chicago Cubs, which will surely be an absurd environment, experiencing it’s third home postseason game in it’s history.
His counterpart will be Jon Lester, who went 7 1/3 strong against the St. Louis Cardinals in a 4-0 loss.
When Harvey was asked about the Mets record against Chicago this year, he said this:
“It’s a completely different team,” Harvey said. “We have a different mentality. We have a lot of different pieces. We have heart. We have drive. We’re not looking at what we did during the season. … It’s going to be tough for them to play at Citi Field, where it’s been rocking.” (according to ESPN)
In Harvey’s only start against the Cubs this season, he threw seven shutout innings. Just thought I’d let you know.
This should be good one.
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