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(New York Daily News)   Nice job, Starling Marte, but you still had the 2nd-best MLB debut that anyone had yesterday   (nydailynews.com) divider line 21
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2012-07-27 11:17:18 AM  
Harvey pitches for the Mets. I thought you said MAJOR league debut, subby?
 
2012-07-27 12:11:21 PM  
106 pitches in 5 1/3 innings, then getting bailed out by the bullpen is better than a tater on the first pitch you see in the bigs? Call me dubious.
 
2012-07-27 12:24:32 PM  

Dogpants: 106 pitches in 5 1/3 innings, then getting bailed out by the bullpen is better than a tater on the first pitch you see in the bigs? Call me dubious.


I came home last night to find that he had 8 strikeouts and it was only the 4th inning. He finished with 11 strikeouts, no runs allowed (though the bullpen - shockingly - helped him with inherited runners), AND he went 2 for 2 at the plate.

The high pitch count isn't great, but is sort of to be expected with a young pitcher. But 11 strikeouts? That's pretty crazy.
 
2012-07-27 12:58:24 PM  
Harvey didn't do something that's overly rare. It was a great debut, sure, but it wasn't a home run on the first pitch of his first major league at bat. Sorry subby...
 
2012-07-27 01:04:38 PM  

vento: Harvey didn't do something that's overly rare. It was a great debut, sure, but it wasn't a home run on the first pitch of his first major league at bat. Sorry subby...


Harvey's the first pitcher since 1900 to strike out 10+ and get two hits in his first game. I'd bet there aren't many who had 10+ Ks in their debut, besides the hits.
 
2012-07-27 01:18:36 PM  
I hope Harvey has a few more of these this season, since I always enjoy watching Mets fans get WAY too excited about a prospect coming up to the majors and having some immediate success only to be eventually disappointed when he subsequently falls flat on his face the following year.
 
2012-07-27 01:50:48 PM  

Dafatone: vento: Harvey didn't do something that's overly rare. It was a great debut, sure, but it wasn't a home run on the first pitch of his first major league at bat. Sorry subby...

Harvey's the first pitcher since 1900 to strike out 10+ and get two hits in his first game. I'd bet there aren't many who had 10+ Ks in their debut, besides the hits.


I'd bet that there are fewer people who have hit the first pitch of the game, in their first MLB at-bat, over the fence. The stats I saw last night were players at their first at-bat. I'd love to know how many were on the first pitch of the game.

/I think we're splitting hairs here...both accomplishments were extremely rare.
 
2012-07-27 01:55:05 PM  

Dafatone: vento: Harvey didn't do something that's overly rare. It was a great debut, sure, but it wasn't a home run on the first pitch of his first major league at bat. Sorry subby...

Harvey's the first pitcher since 1900 to strike out 10+ and get two hits in his first game. I'd bet there aren't many who had 10+ Ks in their debut, besides the hits.


Aaand his first hit was a double.
 
2012-07-27 02:22:05 PM  
He reminds me of Kazmir.
 
2012-07-27 02:26:47 PM  
The only thing amazing about that game last night is that the Mets bullpen didn't shiat the bed.
 
2012-07-27 02:27:27 PM  

4NSpy: He reminds me of Kazmir.


So when's the trade to Tampa for some head case?
 
2012-07-27 02:50:24 PM  

vento: Dafatone: vento: Harvey didn't do something that's overly rare. It was a great debut, sure, but it wasn't a home run on the first pitch of his first major league at bat. Sorry subby...

Harvey's the first pitcher since 1900 to strike out 10+ and get two hits in his first game. I'd bet there aren't many who had 10+ Ks in their debut, besides the hits.

I'd bet that there are fewer people who have hit the first pitch of the game, in their first MLB at-bat, over the fence. The stats I saw last night were players at their first at-bat. I'd love to know how many were on the first pitch of the game.

/I think we're splitting hairs here...both accomplishments were extremely rare.


Wikipedia tells me that 28 others (unless I suck at counting) have hit the first pitch they've seen over the fence.
 
2012-07-27 03:09:10 PM  

vento: I'd bet that there are fewer people who have hit the first pitch of the game, in their first MLB at-bat, over the fence. The stats I saw last night were players at their first at-bat. I'd love to know how many were on the first pitch of the game.


Kaz Matsui comes to mind. His was on the first pitch of the season as well. He then also homered in his first plate appearances of 2005 and 2006. Weird.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/ATL/ATL200404060.shtml
 
2012-07-27 04:00:54 PM  

FreakinB: Dogpants: 106 pitches in 5 1/3 innings, then getting bailed out by the bullpen is better than a tater on the first pitch you see in the bigs? Call me dubious.

I came home last night to find that he had 8 strikeouts and it was only the 4th inning. He finished with 11 strikeouts, no runs allowed (though the bullpen - shockingly - helped him with inherited runners), AND he went 2 for 2 at the plate.

The high pitch count isn't great, but is sort of to be expected with a young pitcher. But 11 strikeouts? That's pretty crazy.


Kerry Wood got 20 in his 5th start. I saw Johan Santana get 17 at The World's Largest Pay Toilet (TM) aka the Metrodome back before he was hurt all the time. Not saying it wasn't impressive, just not historical. Hope the kid does well--god knows they could use the help!
 
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2012-07-27 04:10:36 PM  
Bob Feller would certainly have something to say about this.
 
2012-07-27 04:21:37 PM  

haplo53: vento: I'd bet that there are fewer people who have hit the first pitch of the game, in their first MLB at-bat, over the fence. The stats I saw last night were players at their first at-bat. I'd love to know how many were on the first pitch of the game.

Kaz Matsui comes to mind. His was on the first pitch of the season as well. He then also homered in his first plate appearances of 2005 and 2006. Weird.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/ATL/ATL200404060.shtml


I believe the 2006 one was an inside the park homer, too.
 
2012-07-27 04:34:22 PM  
Marcus Thames did it off Randy Johnson back in '02.
 
2012-07-27 05:26:03 PM  
Great entrances to the big show by both.
 
2012-07-27 07:24:21 PM  
They are both great accomplishments. Chase Utley hit a grand slam in his first at-bat, but I don't think it was on the first pitch. I'm on my phone, so it's harder to look up, but I wonder how many other players had a grand slam in the first MLB at-bat.
 
2012-07-27 07:30:07 PM  
Threadjack, but the Angels just got Greinke.
 
2012-07-27 08:21:00 PM  
6-3 Yanks.
 
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