New York Mets: Another Matt Harvey Day, Another Impressive Outing

Matt Harvey mesmerizes yet again; tosses four scoreless as the New York Mets trounce the Miami Marlins.

  • New York Mets 11 (5-5)
  • Miami Marlins 0 (5-6)
  • Grapefruit League, Final, Box Score
  • Roger Dean Stadium, Jupiter, FLA

By Jeremy Fialkow

The New York Metropolitan’s offense exploded Sunday as they put up an 11-spot against the Miami Marlins.

Although, as always, the talk of the day was New York’s pitching. Today’s game marked Matt Harvey’s second start this spring, and boy, did he look strong.

Gone are the days of the Harvey Innings Limit. Today, Matt essentially pitched half a game, and looked to have the light’s out stuff of years past.

Facing a Marlins team with most of their regulars in the lineup – a team the Dark Knight has had trouble containing in the past – Harvey allowed just one hit with 4 Ks in four innings of play.

In fact, that hit was one of just three the Marlins could muster in today’s Big Apple-sized bashing. Harvey combined with a number of relief pitchers to pitch the 3-hit shutout.

Mets closer Jeurys Familia struck out two batters in an inning of work. New bullpen addition Antonio Bastardo and lefty-specialist Jerry Blevins also impressed in their relief duties.

All in all, New York ran Miami’s pitching off the mound, ending with a whopping 15 hits to their name.

With trade rumors swirling surrounding his name, Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada had himself a day: 2 hits including a triple, 5 total bases, 3 RBIs.

Yoenis Cespedes, who’s hitting .350 this spring, added an RBI single…and, according to ESPN’s Adam Rubin, he wasn’t even supposed to play:

In other news, second baseman of the future Dilson Herrera fouled a ball off his leg and subsequently had to leave the game. Manager Terry Colllins said Herrera will be fine.

New York is traveling to Lakeland, Florida on Monday to battle Justin Upton and the revamped Detroit Tigers at 1:05 PM ET.

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Jeremy Fialkow was born and raised in Miami, FLA, but currently studies at the University of Maryland. When he's not studying hard, he can be found supporting his sometimes hopeless NY teams: Knicks, Mets, Jets, and Isles. Your sympathy is appreciated.