Mets rookie Matt Harvey pitched his final game of the season Wednesday and went out with a flourish that will have fans eagerly anticipating spring training. The 24-year-old righthander sparkled, giving up one hit on seven innings against Philadelphia. But a superb effort went for naught when reliever Josh Edgin gave up a two-run homer to Ryan Howard with two outs in the ninth that gave the Phillies a 3-2 win at Citi Field. Harvey's only blemish was a leadoff home run by Jimmy Rollins in the first inning. The 2010 first-round pick, who reached his innings limit for the season, then turned things up a notch and struck out his final two batters to finish with seven. He had thrown his fastball at 93-94 mph in the first six innings, but fanned Howard swinging on one at 97 and Carlos Ruiz looking on one at 96.
Matt Harvey's gem goes to waste as NY Mets give one away to Philadelphia Phillies
New York Daily News | Sep 20