The New York Mets will continue their best-ever first homestand this week after beginning their home schedule with seven straight wins for the first time in club history.
With higher expectations for 2015, three of the first seven home crowds exceeded 41,000 and two others were around 39,000.
Harvey (2-0) was no doubt retaliating after Buchanan (0-2) plunked Wilmer Flores and Michael Cuddyer in the second inning, both on the left hand.
Matt Harvey won his first home start in almost 20 months, and Lucas Duda hit a three-run double to lead the New York Mets past the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Tuesday night for their third straight victory.
Coming up at Citi Field, the night Mets fans have eagerly anticipated for more than a year and a half: Matt Harvey back on the mound in Queens.
John Schweibacher’s little-known facts, odd stats and strange records: home opener edition.
Now that’s how you return from Tommy John surgery. Mets ace Matt Harvey impressed everyone in the ballpark in his first start in nearly 20 months.
The headline says it all.
Boomer and Craig were collectively beside themselves after their young ace came up well, aces, and you could hear it in their tone.
Matt Harvey was dynamic in his return from Tommy John surgery, outpitching Stephen Strasburg with six scoreless innings, regularly reaching 97 mph and striking out nine.
Matt Harvey is set to make his first regular-season mound appearance in over 500 days, and to celebrate his return, we gloss over his seven best performances.
Matt Harvey has been itching to help the Mets. That day has finally arrived. New York’s ace, with his surgically repaired elbow, will take the mound Thursday afternoon in Washington.
“I’m just saying for every starter they have, we have the same guy who has done it before, been in World Series and won World Series games. That’s why I don’t think it’s a battle.”
Asked during an ESPN profile about the Wilpon family and whether he thinks they want him to buy a house in the Connecticut suburbs, get a station wagon and get married, Harvey said: “I have one father, basically.”
No one can guarantee it will ever happen. These are the Mets, after all. But the foundation exists. The Yanks have left the door wide open.