Matt Harvey was okay, giving up 3 earned runs in 6 innings. He wasn’t overpowering, but kept his team in the game, getting timely outs, including a big double play in the sixth. Surrendering a 2-run homer to Odubel Herrera on a slider over the fat part of the plate was his big mistake. Once again, the Mets lineup offered Harvey no run support and failed to put a run on the board until he exited the game for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the sixth. Yoenis Cespedes 2-run homer seemed to get the Mets back in the game, but a few hard hit balls failed to fall in and the bullpen surrendered two insurance runs (one by Addison Reed and one by Logan Verrett).
All-in-all it was an ugly game, but there were a few highlights. Reclamation project Jim Henderson continued his comeback, striking out the side in the seventh and David Wright got two hits, including a scorched double. Oh, and the uniforms were nice.
Tomorrow we begin a three-game home series with the Marlins. Steven Matz makes his season debut. #LGM