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Matt Harvey, undefeated no more

Matt Harvey finally lost today, although he only gave up one run on five hits and a walk over seven innings.

Matt Harvey pitches against the Miami Marlins on June 8 (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)
Matt Harvey pitches against the Miami Marlins on June 8 (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

I’ll be honest – I’ve never been interested in his win-loss record. The Mets are 8-6 in games he starts, and 16-31 in games someone else starts – those are far more illuminating numbers.

The Mets couldn’t do anything against Adam Wainwright, but I’ll have to leave it to people who were able to watch the game this afternoon to judge whether that had more to do with Wainwright’s skill or the Mets’ lineup’s lack of it.

It seems telling that Cardinals manager Mike Matheny decided to intentionally walk Kirk Nieuwenhuis in the bottom of the seventh inning with the potential tying run on second base to force Terry Collins to pinch hit for Harvey, though.

At least they were able to get the game in so the fans who were able to go to a Thursday matinee and willing to brave the weather could enjoy the pitchers’ duel.

And then there’s this whole Cougar Life story – can I forget I heard about this one?

Tomorrow, Shaun Marcum will try again for his first win of the season. I’m assuming that Anthony Young‘s 0-13 start to the 1993 season is the worst in Mets history, so Marcum’s got a way to go before he makes the record books.

On the bright side, Marcum has pitched really well in his last few outings and even the Mets’ lineup should be able to manage a few runs off of Edwin Jackson.

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ESPN: Chance of a no-no tonight? Maybe for STL

From ESPN New York:

The Mets are hitting .224 this month, down a whopping 50 points from what they hit in June.

How bad is a .224 batting average for a team? That’s what we’re here to tell you. We have the numbers for every month in Mets history, thanks to Stats LLC.

The good news is that the Mets have had 26 full calendar months in their 49-year history in which they’ve hit worse.

I love how Mark Simon manages to point out that things could be worse for the Mets at the same time he’s talking about Adam Wainwright having a chance to throw a no-hitter against them.