Matt Harvey Stars in New York Mets 7-2 Victory in Pittsburgh
May 28, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Harvey regained some of his old form tonight and Lucas Duda hit his second home run in as many games as the New York Mets ride past the Pirates, 7-2, to take the final game of the series.

Matt Harvey gained some confidence back for at least one start, giving up one run on six hits, two walks, and four strikeouts in six solid innings of work. The Mets had a plethora of contributors on the offensive end, slugging out fourteen hits, including another homer from Lucas Duda in the 7-1 New York Victory.

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The Dark Knight Returns

Matt Harvey had his second longest start in a month, going six strong, allowing just the solo home run to Gregory Polanco.

The Dark Knight displayed some of the old form that Mets fans have been starving for. Mets starting pitching has been better of late, as Degrom, Wheeler, and Harvey are showing forms of what the pitching staff was aiming to do at the beginning of the season.

This is a stepping stone for Harvey, as he has now allowed three earned runs or less in at least five innings of work in three straight starts. Mets management has been pleased with Harvey’s mechanics and talent this season. He just needs to show the confidence that he had when he started the MLB All-Star Star Game back in 2013.

If this Mets rotation can keep up the quality start day in and day out, their offense has been hitting well enough to start piling some wins in a row. When Noah Syndergaard returns, the Mets can potentially vie for a wild card spot.

Up and Down the lineup

The Mets belted out 14 hits tonight including three-hit performances from Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce. Lucas Duda hit his second homer in as many nights, as he is starting to heat up while he comes back from injury.

After a disappointing home series loss against the lowly Padres, the Mets bats have been starting to heat up again, scoring 19 runs in the three games against the Pirates.

Duda now has seven homers on the season, and is trying to put some solid games together. In the minors, first baseman Dom Smith is rising quickly, so Duda definitely has something to prove to Terry Collins, Sandy Alderson, and Mets fans.

What Else to Know From Tonight

Who is Terry going to play in the outfield? With the upcoming return of Yoenis Cespedes in a few weeks, manager Terry Collins is going to have some decisions to make.

Jay Bruce has been a major cog in the Mets lineup this season, leadoff hitter Michael Conforto looks like he should be New York’s number three hitter for the next ten years, and veteran Curtis Granderson is finally starting to heat up with another three hits tonight.

It’s a good problem to have, however someone is going to have to sit, and it is unclear which player is going to sit.

Up Next For the Mets

The Mets will look to continue their winning ways when they return home tomorrow afternoon to face the Brewers at 4:10 PM. Robert Gsellman will go for the Mets, and Matt Garza will go for Milwaukee.

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