Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Matt Harvey Is A Bloody Good Pitcher

Matt Harvey has been fantastic this year.  Entering tonight's action against the Chicago White Sox, Harvey was 4-0 with a 1.56 ERA, allowing 21 hits in 40⅓ innings.  Harvey also had struck out 46 batters while walking only 12.

How good has Harvey been through his first 16 major league starts?  One stat says it all.  Harvey has a .267 career batting average as a hitter, while opposing hitters have a .182 batting average against him.  In fact, Harvey has held batters to a meager .265 on-base percentage through 16 career stats.  That means Harvey has a better chance of collecting a hit as a batter than opposing batters have of reaching base against Harvey.

Yeah, he's that good.  In fact, you might say Harvey has been bloody good since making his major league debut last July.  And now we have photographic evidence to back up this claim.

Matt Harvey, the Mets' sanguine starter.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word sanguine as blood red and bloodthirsty.  It also means confident and optimistic.

Matt Harvey is truly the Mets' sanguine starter, in every sense of the word.  And opposing hitters are becoming his prey.  It's good to know that every fifth day (or eighth, if rainouts continue to have their way with the Mets' rotation), the Mets can send out a bloody good pitcher to the mound.

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