Stat Line of the Night — 5/7/2013 — Matt Harvey
New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has been having himself quite the season in 2013. He kicked things off by pitching seven innings of one-hit ball during his first start of the year, and he followed that up by winning each of his next three starts in a rather dominating fashion. Heading into Tuesday’s contest the 24-year-old righty was 4-0 with a 1.56 ERA, and that earned-run-average would drop even further following his near-perfect performance.
Taking on the struggling Chicago White Sox, Harvey carried a perfect game into the seventh inning, when it was eventually broken up by an infield single from Alex Rios. He would go on to pitch nine innings, allowing just one hit, no walks and no runs against, while striking out 12. Unfortunately for him, the Mets didn’t score until the tenth inning, so Harvey himself didn’t earn the win, but the Mets did, by a score of 1-0.
After flirting with perfection, Harvey’s record on the season remains at 4-0, but his ERA drops to an impressive 1.28, while his WHIP is now an equally impressive 0.69. I doubt anyone expected this from the Mets’ pitcher this season, but he’s delivering, and he earns “The Stat Line of the Night” for Tuesday, May 7, 2013.