Guess who’s back? Back again. Harvey’s back. Tell a friend. But first let’s recap his 2020 season in Kansas City.
In the first Matt was cruising along and it’s a fly ball to HAYS and this should do it……what the…
Uh oh runner on second, will this cause the Matt Harvey meltdown?
NO! Matt retires the side and we go to the 2nd.
It’s relatively uneventful, a harmless single, and we are scoreless through 2.
And a 1-2-3 Third has the Orioles social media intern pretty excited!
Dark Knight strikes 🦇 pic.twitter.com/hTQC2XAZAO
— Baltimore Orioles 😷 (@Orioles) April 3, 2021
Let’s go to the 4th and J.D. Martinez gets his second look at the Dark Knight and…UH OH….
It’s a single. And then ANOTHER single. Could THIS be the meltdown?
A groundout moves the runners over, but this next play may be the most important play of the game. SPOILER Matt’s outing is pretty good on paper, but let’s look at this next flyout. Look at the distance marker on the wall. Now imagine what this pitch is in most parks…
…..tjis is a home run in Camden Yards. You throw that pitch in Fake New Yankee Stadium and it will land on 169th street. Also it was 46 degrees in Boston today, not 87 in Baltimore. But it’s an out and scores a run.
We’ll go to the 5th and The Real Deal is dealing and now has a 3-1 lead. A win could be in the cards. But a couple of singles and now it’s J.D. Martinez who is 2 for 2 on the day and…
It’s off Matt’s “leg” and caroms…
Run scores and it’s 3 to 2. And we’ve all seen this look before….
That will do it for The Dark Knight. No win today.
People are getting all excited! Is Matt Harvey THE NEXT JIM PALMER?? Yes. I am going to say yes.
In his Orioles debut Saturday, Matt Harvey proved to be a lot like his new club in 2021: a bit better than he has been, and maybe even good enough to surprise people this season. https://t.co/YotWbu74GS
— Jon Meoli (@JonMeoli) April 3, 2021
As for Matt himself….
“I think getting into a couple jams and then being able to get out of it, especially early in the game, I think that was huge for us to kind of get to the point where we did and win the game, eventually” Harvey said. “Obviously I’m kicking myself to not get out of that fifth and deeper in the game, but overall, I think it was a solid first start and to try and build off that next time.”
“That’s the biggest thing we worked on in the spring and kind of transferred that over to today,” Harvey said. (via Baltimore Sun)
So a pretty good day for Matt Harvey. Perhaps he got to head to the North End to live out the first verse of this song….
She said I seen you in here before
I said I been here a time or two
She said “Hello my name is Bobby Jo,
Meet my twin sister Betty Lou
And we’re both feelin’ kinda wild tonight
You’re the only cowboy in this place
And if you’re up for a rodeo
I’ll put a big Texas smile on your face”
I said “Girls…”
I ain’t as good as I once was
I got a few years on me now
But there was a time, back in my prime
When I could really lay it down
If you need some love tonight
Then I might have just enough
I ain’t as good as I once was, but I’m as good once
As I ever was
Enjoy your Saturday Night on the town Batman.
4 and 2/3. 2 runs both earned. SIX hits, a walk, and 4 Ks.