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
Local

Healthcare union creates vibrant West Indian Day Parade…

Volunteers worked almost around the clock through the weekend, putting the flashy finishing touches on hundreds of costume pieces 1199SEIU members will wear while marching…

National

Top 10 most hipster college campuses

Hipsters are everywhere these days. You can't walk down the anywhere anymore without seeing a pair of skinny jeans on a handlebar mustachioed 20-something, a…

National

Detained Americans in North Korea seek U.S. help

Three US citizens detained in North Korea appealed to the U.S government for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews.

National

New Apple iPhone to have 'mobile wallet' function:…

(Reuters) - Apple Inc plans to enable its next iPhone to become a mobile wallet by allowing owners to securely make mobile payments in a…

Entertainment

Where to place the blame in a nude…

When a celebrity's private photos are leaked online, it's easy to jump to the conclusion that they only have themselves to blame, since they took…

Gossip

Security expert weighs in on 'The Fappening' and…

We speak to Rik Ferguson, vice president of security firm Security Research at Trend Micro, about the hundreds of hacked celebrity photos that leaked.

Gossip

Who is Ashlee Simpson’s new husband anyway?

Find out five things about Ashlee Simpson's new husband, Evan Ross.

Entertainment

Jennifer Lawrence and more: The big names on…

The names of more than 100 famous actresses, musicians and athletes were included in a list of purported hacking victims, nude photos of whom were…

NFL

Odell Beckham still 'weeks away,' Tom Coughlin angry…

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin has fought a losing battle against the media all preseason over the status of wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

NFL

3 things we learned in the Giants preseason…

The final score didn’t matter — a 16-13 win by the Giants — but it would’ve been nice to finally see Big Blue’s new-look offense get on track.

NFL

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots, 49ers start…

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots start at top

U.S. Soccer

5 facts about new England captain Wayne Rooney

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was named as the new England captain by coach Roy Hodgson on Thursday.

Travel

10 free apps to make traveling easier

Finding the nearest bathroom, calculating currency exchanges and locating your departure gate must have been difficult for travelers of previous generations. But we wouldn't know,…

Travel

How to get a seat upgrade to business…

It used to be much easier to upgrade your coach seat to business or even first class, but rigid rules and tighter schedules have made…

Career

The number of telecommuters is expected to nearly…

Until a few years ago, telecommuting was not considered a realistic option at most companies. But with technological advances like high-speed Internet and smartphones, more…

Wellbeing

Your new food ally to ward off type…

For people who may be headed for type 2 diabetes, regularly eating pistachios might help turn the tide, according to a small nutrition trial from…