Redemption! The Mets pulled off a 1-0 Memorial Day win over the White Sox on the shoulders of Matt Harvey‘s breakout performance. The righty, who’s struggled all season, was masterful, throwing seven scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and a walk, punctuated by six strikeouts. Harvey looked fluid in his delivery and confident on the hill. As usual, his teammates offered no early run support and he locked horns with lefty Carlos Quintana in a hard fought pitcher’s duel that was finally interrupted by a Neil Walker solo homer in the seventh inning.
That one run proved to be all the Mets would need as Addison Reed and Jeurys Familia shut the door with two perfect innings, including a combined four strikeouts. Harvey notched his fourth win, Reed his 10th hold and Familia his 17th save of the season. The Mets now stand at 29-21, a half game behind the Nationals, who play at Philadelphia tonight.
Tomorrow night, in the second game of the three-game home set with the White Sox, we’ll see another good pitching matchup with lefty Steven Matz (7-1, 2.36 ERA) vs. righty Matt Latos (6-1, 4.06 ERA).