Saturday, October 17, 2015
What’s the Matter with Matt Harvey?
By Nicholas Stix
Mets skipper Terry Collins had just lifted starter Matt Harvey, with two outs in the eighth. Harvey had pitched a great game, but he had just given up a 459-foot bomb to Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber, cutting the Mets lead down to two runs.
As Harvey slowly walked to the dugout, the Mets fans gave him a standing ovation. And Harvey… ignored them. No tip of the cap, no touching of the bill. Nothing.
And I don’ think that’s the first time I’ve seen that out of him.
Some day the ovations will stop, and Harvey will them, but will the fans miss him.
The score is 4-2, with two outs in the bottom of the eighth.