The Mets lost the game today in the bottom of the 9th, but that’s not the story for today. Matt Harvey made his first start since the World Series and he pitched 3.0 innings, allowing 1 ER over 3 hits and 2 walks with a strikeout. Not the best start in the world, but his velocity was up and 1 run is fine. Let’s look at everyone else:
The Not So Good:
Montero was average, allowing 1 run over 1 inning. Normally that wouldn’t land you on this list, but his first outing was pretty bad. Alvarez falls into the same boat. He also allowed 1 run over an inning, again. On its own, not bad, but with the rise of Smoker, Alvarez needs to impress to stay in. The only bad pitching performance would be Thorton who allowed 4 hits, 2 ER over 1.2 innings. Also Flores had his first error of the year. On the hitting side, Herrera went 0-3, Tejada went 0-3 with 2 K’s.
The Mets had 10 hits yesterday, but no extrabase hits. Benadina went 1-2 in his debut, Taijeron picked up another hit raising his BA to .429. Conforto had a hit, Flores went 3-3 (!). Lagares and Krauss both picked up two hits. Bradford finally had a clean inning of work (outside of the two hits he had).
Depth Chart Changes:
You have to think that today’s pitching moves Smoker up the list.