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Matt Harvey, Tim Lincecum and a chance to win an autographed David Ortiz jersey

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)

The Mets announced Tuesday that Matt Harvey underwent successful surgery to replace the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, He’s still supposed to miss all of the 2014 season.

I wish Harvey a full recovery, and I hope to see him pitch for the Mets again in 2015. But I think it’s time for us to forget about him until 2015, and to treat him more or less like a rookie when he does return – it’s certainly not going to be fair to dump all of this “Harvey Day” hype on a guy who will have had almost a year and a half off when he does finally return.

Tim Lincecum must enjoy San Francisco. Sure, he’s going to make a lot of money over the next two years, but given the market this off-season, there’s a great chance he could have made a ridiculous amount of money if he tested the free agent market. (And given the state of the market, I think it’s safe to assume that Sandy Alderson will be sifting through free agents of the Shaun Marcum level if he tries to acquire a veteran starting pitcher to bolster his rotation.)

Finally, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is offering you a chance to win a Boston Red Sox jersey signed by David Ortiz if you like their Facebook page,, November 1st is the deadline to enter. Official rules are available online at


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Keeping Score: Lincecum Strikes Out 12 Mets

I’ve sent a couple of my scorecards to the guys at Squaretender, but I’ve never posted a full one to my own blog. I score every game I attend (and sometimes even when I’m watching on TV)

I was at Wednesday night’s Mets game when Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants shut out the Mets. (Tomorrow, I’ll get to see the Dodgers’ best pitcher, Clayton Kershaw. I love great pitching, but I’d like to see the Mets score some runs, too.)

Lincecum struck out 12 batters that night. It turned out to be something of a historic occasion.

I would have liked to see the Mets win, but any time you get to note that somebody broke a record held by Christy Mathewson is kind of neat.

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