New York Mets: Matt Harvey wins in Yankee Stadium debut


The New York Mets were able to bounce back from a loss in the opening game of the Subway Series with the 8-2 victory on Saturday afternoon.

Jacob deGrom had a rough outing on Friday against the New York Yankees, but his teammate Matt Harvey would make sure there wouldn’t be a two-game losing streak for the Mets.

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Harvey would have his longest start since returning from Tommy John surgery. In his fourth win of the season, Harvey pitched 8.2 innings, allowing just two runs on five hits, and two walks. Harvey was able to strikeout seven batters, as he nearly had his second career complete game.

In his Yankee Stadium debut, Harvey wanted to go for the complete game, but a base-hit with one out left in the game, and 107 pitches led to manager Terry Collins pulling him. Like deGrom, Harvey had his struggles with Mark Teixeira, who hit a solo-homerun, which was his third of the series.

While it was a very impressive outing for Harvey on Saturday, it was not for CC Sabathia who took his fourth loss of the season. Sabathia has been very up-and-down this season, and today was a down day. Sabathia only pitched five innings, as he gave up seven runs on nine hits to the Mets’ lineup.

The big problem for Sabathia was him allowing homeruns, as the Mets hit three of them. In the first inning, Lucas Duda would connect with his second homerun of the season. In a big fourth inning for the Mets, the big hit would come from Kevin Plawecki, who hit his first career homerun, which was a two-run shot. Another fill-in player for the Mets would get the best of Sabathia, as Eric Campbell would hit his first homerun of the season.

Apr 25, 2015; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki (22) is congratulated by shortstop Wilmer Flores (4) after hitting a two-run home run against the New York Yankees during the fourth inning in an interleague at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets got a great game from their bottom of the order, as besides the great game from Plawecki, Juan Lagares went 4-for-4 with a RBI triple, and Wilmer Flores went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

There was a lot of hype for this game, as Harvey looks to be the future of New York baseball, and in his Yankee Stadium debut, he showed that. Harvey has been battling an ankle injury, but that looked like no issue as he was earning his fourth win of the season.

Next up for the two teams will be the rubber game of the series on Sunday Night Baseball, as Jon Niese will be facing Nathan Eovaldi.

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