Matt Harvey has won games that, maybe, he shouldn’t have. He’s lost games he should have won. His fastball is not as overwhelming as it once was and his control is excellent, then a few innings later poor. He walked five batters on Sunday and allowed multiple home runs in four of his 16 starts.

On May 1, Harvey pitched seven shutout innings against the Washington Nationals and improved his season record to 5-0. Over his first eight starts Harvey’s ERA was under two (1.98 ERA), striking out more than one batter an inning (56 K’s in 54.2 IP).

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I have two scars on my body, one just below my elbow and the other at the small of my back.

When I was about 10 years old I was hanging out at a local playground and fell back into a sandpit, landing on my elbows. Little did I know there was a broken bottle hidden just under the surface of the sand. The jagged piece of glass pierced my arm.

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Last Wednesday, after the New York Mets second blowout loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, manager Terry Collins assured everyone, “there’s no panic here, believe me. Not in the clubhouse. Not anyplace else.” Collins told Adam Rubin at ESPN New York there was no need for a team meeting  … players will start tuning them out. 

“They know what’s going on,” said Collins.

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Mets game and Keith Hernandez repeated his story about Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.

If you’re not familiar with the tale, here is how the New York Times reported it 30 years ago:

Hernandez had just made what seemed so certain to be the next-to-last out of the game, the World Series and the Met season. The Mets were trailing the Red Sox by two runs in the bottom of the 10th inning, and after Hernandez flied out to center field with no one on base, he took a long, slow walk to the dugout and kept going.

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