D-Backs praise Harvey after debut

July, 27, 2012
7/27/12
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PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks offered high praise for Matt Harvey after the the 2010 first-round pick's successful major league debut Thursday night.

Ryan Wheeler, who recently also faced Harvey in the Triple-A All-Star Game said: "We knew he threw hard. We knew he had a hard slider. I mean, I had seen one changeup in the All-Star Game, and it wasn't good. And today his changeup seemed to be on. We knew he had a really good arm, and he showed it today."

Said Jason Kubel: "You hear about facing a guy in his major league debut, you're kind of licking your chops a litle bit. But that wasn't the case today. You're hoping he'll be a little amped and miss spots and leave balls all over the plate. But he just didn't do that."
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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WINS ERA SO IP
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OTHER LEADERS
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RBIL. Duda 76
RD. Murphy 73
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