Matt Harvey starts second half with another gem for Mets

 

It was a day for power in Queens as Matt Harvey blew 99-mph heat past the Phillies for seven innings and David Wright, Marlon Byrd and Juan Lagares all homered off Cliff Lee.

The Mets took their second game of the series, 5-0.

Harvey improved to 8-2 with a seven-inning, 10-strikeout performance in his return to the same mound he pitched on last Tuesday night in the All-Star Game.

Lee was never on his game. He allowed back-to-back homers to Wright and Byrd in the first inning. It was the first time all season the Mets have hit consecutive homers.

Lee and the Phillies never recovered from the early 2-0 hole, especially with Harvey on the mound.

He allowed a three-run homer to Lagares in the fourth inning after getting ahead 0-2 with two outs in the inning. Lagares’s home run clanked off the railing of the Party City deck in left field, leaving the umpires to head to the replay for the second time on the exact same call. Wright’s homer deflected off the railing in almost the exact same spot. Both reviews were brief, though Wright’s had been called a home run and was upheld, while Lagares’s double was overturned for a homer.

Scott Atchison pitched two innings and allowed just one baserunner to close out the game for the Mets.

New York (43-51) is now just one behind Philadelphia (49-50) in the loss column having played five fewer games so far this season.

The Mets open a four-game set against the Braves with Dillon Gee on the mound against Julio Teheran tonight at 7 p.m.

Follow Metro New York Sports Editor Mark Osborne on Twitter @MetroNYSports.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Mutant worms stay sober, even on alcohol

U.S. researchers have developed "mutant worms" that do not get drunk by alcohol, a breakthrough that could lead to new treatment for people trying to quit drinking

Local

K-9 nose helps capture $150K in cocaine at…

A furry, four-legged security agent helped authorities stop an illegal cocaine shipment from sneaking past JFK customs.

National

Minnesota man asked to leave Southwest flight after…

A man and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after the man sent a tweet complaining about being treated rudely by a gate agent.

National

Man sues hospital after surprise penis amputation

An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday.

Movies

Review: Brett Ratner's big 'Hercules' movie is small…

The latest "Hercules," starring Dwayne Johnson as the half-god beefcake of Greek myth, strips its hero and tale of most of its fantastical elements.

Arts

Scientists recreate world's smallest Monet copy

Scientists have reproduced a famous Impressionist painting using nano-printing, to create what has been described as the world's smallest work of art. Reworked at the…

Television

Jerry Seinfeld is ambidextrous, and other Reddit AMA…

See some of the weirder highlights of Jerry Seinfeld's recent Reddit AMA.

Going Out

Grab a pedestrian and start dancing at What…

As a New Yorker, I’ve mastered the art of focusing my gaze straight ahead. Though it occasionally piques my interest, the absurdities that play out…

NFL

2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player…

2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player rankings

U.S. Soccer

NYCFC announce signing of Frank Lampard

The tease of a big signing Thursday by new MLS side NYCFC ended up being one rumored for weeks. England midfielder Frank Lampard agreed to…

NBA

NBA great LeBron James sends 800 cupcake apologies…

By Kim PalmerCLEVELAND (Reuters) - NBA star LeBron James, whose recent return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in his home state of Ohio sparked a frenzy…

NFL

Jerry Reese confident with Giants, skipping countdown clocks…

Last year, Giants GM Jerry Reese installed a countdown clock in the locker room to inspire Big Blue to play in their own stadium for Super Bowl XLVIII.

Tech

Forget Wi-Fi: Li-Fi could be the future

Li-Fi technology – developed by Mexican company Sisoft – is wireless internet connectivity using specialized LED light.

Tech

Weather app Climendo might be the most accurate…

The wait for a truly accurate weather forecast could finally be over thanks to a nifty new app called Climendo.

Tech

Napkin Table puts focus off the phone and…

Michael Jan, a design student at Tunghai University in Taiwan, has invented a serviette-picnic blanket hybrid called the Napkin Table.

Style

Essie's new Color Boutique

Essie launches high-tech kiosks at major airports and malls across the country.