Harvey, Mets eek out victory in opening game of doubleheader

Matt Harvey's performance was just the entree to Zack Wheeler's debut in the second game of the doubleheader. Credit: Getty Images
Matt Harvey’s performance was just the entree to Zack Wheeler’s debut in the second game of the doubleheader.
Credit: Getty Images

Matt Harvey carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, and the Mets bullpen just managed to hang on for a 4-3 win over Atlanta in the first game of a day-night doubleheader yesterday.

Harvey lost his no-hitter on an infield hit by Jason Heyward in which Lucas Duda didn’t cover first, but he was sterling as usual in earning his sixth win this season. He finished with a line of seven innings, three runs and a career-high 13 strikeouts.

All three runs scored in the eighth inning after he had been removed with the bases loaded. LaTroy Hawkins and Scott Rice allowed the inherited runners to come in.

Bobby Parnell shut things down in the ninth inning to earn his 10th save.

John Buck got off the schneid with his first home run since May 24, though he still leads the team. Marlon Byrd continued his hot hitting with two hits, an RBI and a run scored.

Rookie Alex Wood, one of the Braves’ top pitching prospects and just 22 years old, lasted just three innings and 73 pitches in his first career start.

Zack Wheeler, the top pitching prospect in the Mets system, will make his major-league debut in the second half of Tuesday’s doubelheader.

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


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Oval oasis: Summer of fun kicks off this…

A bold partnership between the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the city's Parks and Recreation Department is kicking off this weekend with family activities re-activating this unused public space.

Local

African couple claiming misidentification in robbery case to…

At a bail hearing today for Vickson and Lorfu Korlewala, charged in the robbery of an 80-year-old woman, bail was reduced from $1 million total to $500,000.

International

Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."

National

Chelsea Clinton pregnant with first child

Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child.

Television

Dick Wolf to bring fictionalized world of 'Law…

A&E has ordered a pilot called "D.O.A." from "Law and Order" mastermind Dick Wolf that will focus on real detectives reexamining cold cases. A trio…

Movies

Review: 'Transcendence' is not stupid but sometimes lacks…

The cyberthriller "Transcendence" explores artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and other ethical quandaries, but has too much ambition, if anything.

Television

Shane West talks WGN America's 'Salem'

The actor on history lessons, a new network and showing his butt.

Music

Both feet on the ground with Aimee Mann…

What began with a cool double-bill of Ted Leo opening for Aimee Mann morphed into a full-fledged collaborative project that they're calling The Both. “There…

MLB

Jimmy Rollins is key to Phillies success

When John Kruk was asked about what the Phillies need to contend for a playoff berth, the ESPN analyst said Jimmy Rollins needs to play like a MVP again.

MLB

Ben Revere lifts Phillies to avoid sweep

Ben Revere came through with a two-out RBI single against Atlanta’s tough lefthander Alex Wood.

NBA

Season wrap: 76ers make the grade

The 76ers opened the 2013-14 season with a victory over the Miami Heat. The Sixers closed the season with a win at Miami.

NBA

Fantasy basketball: Finding next year's NBA studs

Before we put the 2013-14 fantasy basketball season to bed, it’s worth thinking about next year’s breakouts while they’re fresh in our mind.

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.

Wellbeing

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.

Travel

Earth Day travel in the Florida Keys

See why this eco-friendly destination deserves your attention.

Tech

Sorry, Facebook — FarmVille goes mobile with 'Country…

Zynga has released a version of the hit "FarmVille" tailored for smartphones and tablets in the hope of reaping a bumper crop of players.