9:40 PM ET, July 26, 2012
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
PHOENIX -- Matt Harvey gave the Mets a brilliant ray of hope Thursday night.The heralded 24-year-old dazzled in his major league debut, holding Arizona to three hits and striking out 11 over 5 1/3 innings in New York's 3-1 win over the Diamondbacks."When I was warming up I looked around and kind of took everything in," Harvey said. "At that moment I really did believe that I was meant to pitch in the big leagues. It was everything I could have imagined. I just wanted to do everything I could to keep the team in a winning distance."Harvey, the Mets' top pick in the 2010 draft, set a franchise record for strikeouts in a debut. He also doubled and singled to become the first pitcher since 1900 to strike out more than 10 and collect a pair of hits in his first game.
Harvey became the first Mets pitcher to get a pair of hits in his debut since David West on Sept. 24, 1988. Harvey is the 20th player from the 2010 draft to appear in a major league game, and joined Josh Edgin as the second Mets player from that draft to make his debut. ... Torres' triple snapped an 0-for-14 streak. . New York had allowed four or more runs in each of their past 13 games, the second-longest streak in franchise history. ... Montero has hit safely in 15 of his past 18 home games. ... Arizona CF Chris Young, who has hit .294 since the All-Star break to raise his average to .218, was given the night off in favor of the left-handed Parra. ... Before the game, the Mets recalled Johnson from Triple-A Buffalo to take the place of Mike Nickeas, who was optioned to Buffalo after Wednesday's loss. ... LHP Jonathan Niese will take the mound for the Mets on Friday against RHP Josh Collmenter. Niese gave up three earned runs in five innings in his only previous start at Chase Field.
PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 26: Wade Miley #36 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers a pitch against the New York Mets at...(Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
Regular Season Series
|1st||S Hairston doubled to deep right, R Tejada and D Murphy scored.||2||0|
|4th||R Johnson hit sacrifice fly to center, A Torres scored.||3||0|
|8th||J Upton hit sacrifice fly to right, J Kubel scored.||3||1|
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|Stadium||Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ|
|Attendance||22,010 (45.3% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Brian Gorman, First Base - Todd Tichenor, Second Base - Tony Randazzo, Third Base - Bob Davidson|
From Elias: Matt Harvey (NYM): 1st player in modern baseball history (since 1900) to strike out 10-or-more batters and get two hits in his major league debut.
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