#Mets moves: RHP Matt Harvey will be placed on the taxi squad on Monday. Activated Tuesday and will start Thursday.
— New York Mets (@Mets) July 22, 2012
Assuming that there are no rainouts or changes in the pitching rotation between now and the Mets' next homestand, Harvey will be making his Citi Field debut as a Met on Saturday, August 11 against the Atlanta Braves. His first three starts (assuming he doesn't get sent back to AAA-Buffalo) would all come on the team's upcoming road trip, with a start in each series of the three-city, 11-game trip.
Harvey was 7-5 with a 3.68 ERA in 20 starts this season for the Bisons. In two years in the Mets' minor league system, Harvey made 46 starts, going 20-10 with a 3.48 ERA and 268 strikeouts in 246⅔ innings.
The Matt Harvey Era will begin on Thursday in Arizona. With a little luck and a few good pitching performances, Harvey will never ride on another minor league bus again. Please join the cast and crew of Studious Metsimus in welcoming Matt Harvey to the Mets. He will surely be a welcome addition to the starting rotation.
|Welcome to New York, Matt Harvey!|