Matt Harvey just cannot be stopped. The Mets rookie improved to 5-0 on the season in New York's 3-2 win over the Cubs on Friday night, giving up just two runs in 7 1/3 and striking out six without a walk. His fastball averaged 96 over the 106 total pitches he threw over the evening, topped out at 99, and he *still* broke 96 in the seventh inning. With Harvey, Shelby Miller, and Pat Corbin (who admittedly isn't a rookie, but is still a young pup) in the top five in the NL in ERA, the young pitchers are completely dominating the league this year.
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Justin Upton with a five star pimpjob following his sixth inning grand slam against the Dodgers. (Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)
Game of the Night: Pirates 5, Astros 4. Houston led 4-1 after five, and things were looking up. Then...they apparently realized they're the Astros. A Garrett Jones RBI double cut the lead to two runs in the sixth. In the eighth, Pedro Alvarez hit a monstrous two-run homer to tie the game. The Pirates loaded the bases in the ninth with two outs, but Russell Martin hit a popup to shallow right field...only this happened, and the Pirates won the game. I have to wonder if that would have happened if Jose Altuve was in the lineup...probably not.no comments