Showing posts with label Pitching Debut. Show all posts
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Video: Zach Wheeler gets showered with beer from teammates




Zach Wheeler gets showered with beer from teammates

Friday, July 27, 2012

Happy Recap: Game 99 - Mets at D-Backs - Mets Win, Harvey Gets First Win


Chase Field (Phoenix, Ariz.)

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W: M. Harvey (1-0) L: W. Miley (11-6)
S: B. Parnell (3)
HR: NYM - None   ARI - None

Recap:
Matt Harvey looked sharp on the mound and at the plate in his first major league game.

The 23-year-old right-hander set a Mets franchise-record for most strikeouts in a big league debut with 11, helping New York to a 3-1 win over Arizona in the opener of a four-game series.

Harvey (1-0), who allowed just three hits and walked three in 5 1/3 shutout innings, also had a double and single in his first two at-bats.

Scott Hairston stroked a two-run double in the first inning, part of a three- hit night for the right fielder. Rob Johnson added a sacrifice fly for the Mets, who started an 11-game road trip by snapping a six-game skid. It was their second win in 14 contests.

It was a long journey to the majors for the Connecticut native, who was drafted out of high school in the third round by the Angels in 2007 but did not sign. He re-entered the draft as a junior at North Carolina and was selected seventh overall by the Mets in 2010.

So far this season, Harvey has compiled a 7-5 mark with a 3.68 ERA with 112 strikeouts in 20 starts for Triple-A Buffalo this year. His catcher in his big league debut was Johnson, who was recalled from Buffalo to play in his first game with the parent club since May 30.

The two worked perfectly with Harvey fooling a number of hitters, including Paul Goldschmidt, who struck out three times. Goldschmidt was handcuffed on a rising 91 mph fastball in the bottom of the sixth.

Harvey then walked Justin Upton and left the field after 106 pitches to a standing ovation from his family. His strikeouts were the most in an MLB debut since June 8, 2010 when Washington's Stephen Strasburg fanned 14 against Pittsburgh.

"He had tremendous composure. The velocity through the first four innings, you could tell he was pretty juiced up," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "He's lived up to exactly what everybody's talked about."

He was also crafty with the bat. Harvey doubled over the head of center fielder Gerardo Parra in the second and bounced a single up the middle in the fourth.

Wade Miley (11-6) gave up nine hits and three runs over 5 1/3 frames for Arizona, which had just four hits and lost its second in a row following a five-game winning streak.

Ruben Tejada and Daniel Murphy singled before Hairston cranked a one-out double over the head of Upton in right field to give the Mets a 2-0 lead in the opening inning.

Arizona put two runners in scoring position in the third. Goldschmidt came up with two outs and ran the count full, but was called out after Harvey painted the outside corner.

"He had good life on his fastball and spotted the ball well," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said of Harvey. "We needed to hang in there, which we did. We had our opportunities, which we weren't able to capitalize on."

Andres Torres tripled in the fourth and scored on Johnson's sacrifice fly to right-center. Parra's strong throw to the plate was a tad late.

Josh Edgin entered to relieve Harvey in the sixth with two men on base, but he retired the next two hitters to escape trouble.

Upton's sac fly to right plated Jason Kubel in the eighth. With Goldschmidt on second, Tim Byrdak was summoned from the bullpen and hit Miguel Montero with a pitch before fanning pinch-hitter Lyle Overbay to cap the inning.

Bobby Parnell walked a pair of batters in the ninth, but had three strikeouts, including freezing Kubel to end the game. Parnell recorded his third save of the year.

Game Notes

Harvey became the first player in modern baseball history (since 1900) to strike out 10 or more and get two hits in his MLB debut, according to the Elias Sports Bureau...Prior to Thursday, the Mets had allowed at least four runs in each of their last 13 games, the second-longest such streak in franchise history...Arizona, which left 11 men on base, had won its previous six home games against the Mets.

Box Score:

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Preview: Game 99 - Mets at D-Backs - Harvey's Debut


New York Mets at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40 PM ET
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M. Harvey (R) 0 0-0 0.000.00-00.003/25--ND0.0000-00.00.00
W. Miley (L) 16 11-5 3.026.07-22.557/21HOUW7.0412-013.02.77

Preview:
The New York Mets were initially reluctant to promote their first-round draft pick from two years ago, but desperation is setting in.

The free-falling Mets are calling up highly touted Matt Harvey, hoping that in his major league debut the right-hander can help the team to its first victory in seven contests Thursday night in the opener of a four-game set with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

New York (47-51) arrives in Arizona to open a season-high 11-game road trip after losing 5-2 to Washington on Wednesday to cap an 0-6 homestand. The Mets, who last dropped seven in a row overall in April 2011, have lost 12 of 13 to fall seven games out in the NL wild-card race.

"Losing is one thing," third baseman David Wright said. "The way that we're going about it right now is unacceptable."

Wright finished the homestand 4 for 24 with eight strikeouts, and New York was outscored 13-5 from the seventh inning on in its last four.

"We're going to get through it," manager Terry Collins said. "You will see a different team in the next 10 days, the next two weeks."

They're likely going to have a different battery on Thursday with Harvey and catcher Rob Johnson being called up from Triple-A Buffalo.

The Mets have high expectations for Harvey, the seventh overall pick in the 2010 draft, and hope one day he'll become their staff ace. The 23-year-old Harvey, who went 7-5 with a 3.68 ERA in 20 starts for the Bisons, says he will try to keep calm and not attempt to be a savior for New York.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Zach Wheeler makes debut for St.Lucie Mets


According to Ian Begley of ESPN NY, Zack Wheeler, the right-handed prospect the Mets obtained from San Francisco in the Carlos Beltran trade, allowed four runs on seven hits in four innings in his organizational debut on Monday night.

Pitching for Single-A St. Lucie against the Dunedin Blue Jays, Wheeler struck out four, didn't walk any and threw one wild pitch.

He induced one groundout and four flyouts while facing 19 batters.

Wheeler was selected with the No. 6 pick of the first round of the 2009 draft.

Talk about first time jitters, YIKES!
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