Matt Harvey Continues Dominance for New York Mets in Win Over Minnesota Twins

By Rich Arleo
Matt Harvey - New York Mets vs. Minnesota Twins
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The New York Mets and Minnesota Twins are two teams fans don’t expect too much from this season. But what the Mets do have is one of the best young pitchers in baseball, Matt Harvey.

Harvey, already 2-0 on the year heading into the game, got his third win of the season with yet another dominant performance in a 4-2 win over the Twins Saturday. Harvey finished with six strikeouts while allowing just one run on two hits in eight innings pitched. The young ace actually took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning before it was all wiped away with a Justin Morneau bomb just off the foul pole in right field.

The stud pitcher dominated the Twins all day, staying ahead of hitters and showcasing his overpowering fastball in the high-90s. Aside from two four-pitch walks, Harvey showed impressive control all game and threw 67 of his 107 pitches for strikes.

The start, his longest of the season, lowered his ERA to 0.82 as he has yet to allow more than one run in a start all year. He is also now in the top five among starters in all major categories and has given up just six hits in 22 innings so far with six walks; resulting in a microscopic 0.55 WHIP.

New York improves to a surprising 7-4 thanks in large part to Harvey, but also because of a productive offense led by David Wright. Bobby Parnell was also able to notch his first save of the year in his first opportunity. Parnell allowed one run but was able to close out the Twins thanks to the three-run cushion and two big strikeouts.

With Harvey in tow, the Mets have a clear ace that will help lead them to plenty of big victories this year and for years to come.

Rich Arleo is a fantasy sports expert with Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @Rarleo, ‘Like’ him on Facebook and add him to your networks on Google.

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