The Mets bullpen is off to a great start in 2016. Just how good has it been, and is it for real? The answers: 1) very good, and 2) yes.
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We published an article two days ago with all of our reasons why we are concerned about Matt Harvey. Diminished velocity overall, a drop-off of velocity within each start, and a bad zone profile for the later innings (lower strike percentage and more strikes up in the zone) have all conspired to get Harvey into some serious trouble once he reached 75+ pitches.
I have no such concerns with Jacob deGrom. Here’s why.
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Two weeks back, we took an initial look at Matt Harvey’s 2016 season — particularly his velocity and his pitch movement — and said that although there was some reason to worry, it wasn’t panic time just yet.
It’s getting closer to that time.
There is a certain something to momentum in politics.
I’m not talking about the kind of momentum that you hear about most of the time, when a candidate goes through a couple of states that favor them demographically (like Sanders in the Northwest or Cruz through the Bible Belt). Bur rather, I’m talking about the kind of momentum you get toward the end of an election when it begins to look like a nominee is inevitable, and when people in their primaries start looking forward to the general election.
The Baseball Gods giveth and they taketh away. For the Mets heralded young rotation, the Baseball Gods have done both in the span of only three weeks. Noah Syndergaard has rocketed to superstardom (I called it!), Jacob deGrom succumbed to a lat injury, and Steven Matz has been both fantastic and terrible in consecutive starts.
As for that other guy? And I don’t mean Bartolo Colon. We’re talking about Matt Harvey, who so far this year has 5.71 ERA and a paltry 4.67 K/9 rate after just three starts.