Mets Game 66: Win Over Braves

Mets 4 Braves 3

Finally, Matt Harvey wins his sixth.

Mets Game Notes

I didn’t see the game since I was busy working at my real job. However, my good buddy Dennis texted me in mid-afternoon to let me know something special was happening. Immediately, I plugged into one earphone, and within 30 seconds, Jason Heyward reached base with the first hit of the game. Jinx? Nah, I don’t believe in that stuff.

In any case, it sounded like Harvey pitched his best seven innings of the year, perhaps of his young MLB career. And it also sounded like the Braves were within a hair of stealing another win from him.

If you saw the game, please post your notes in the comments.

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  1. NormE June 18, 2013 at 11:03 pm
    Hawkins saved TC from embarrassment by striking out the pinch-hitter McCann. It seems that Upton was on deck to pinch-hit against Harvey. So TC rightly decided that Harvey was finished, and seeing Upton on deck went to make the righty-righty match-up. But he forgot to wait for Upton to be announced into the game. Gonzalez switched to McCann and created a better scenario for the Braves. But all was saved by Hawkins getting McCann. Do you think TC learned anything from his mistake?
    • TexasGusCC June 19, 2013 at 2:25 am
      Darling, I believe was the one who pointed that out. He isn’t shy about pointing out any Collins fax paus.

      Also, Darling pointed out on Schafer’s two run single that Harvey was blowing 97+ past Schafer all game, whereas Hawkins’ 92 mph over the plate, albeit low, was very hittable to him.

  2. John e June 19, 2013 at 8:21 am
    I think the long at bat Harvey had in the bottom of the 7th got him out of his groove. he left a few too many pitches up in the 8th.
  3. Walnutz15 June 19, 2013 at 8:39 am
    Collins wouldn’t know a successful “in-game” move, if it came up and bit him.

    “ANY ADVANTEEEIIIIJ YOU CAN GIT, UH?” – Collins, to Joe Girardi….Dunkin’ Donuts 2012.

    I think Collins likes to give advantages away, personally.

  4. Dan B June 19, 2013 at 8:47 am
    Does it matter if TC learns from his mistake? Like Byrd, Buck, and Marcum, he will be gone when his contract is up/the Mets become serious.