This is the last bit I will say about this Matt Harvey incident that transpired over the past few days. Harvey is much like a spoiled child that the Mets are now trying to suddenly keep in control. And while he offered an apologize yesterday, the whole vibe seemed to be more so in the vein of “I’m doing this because I have to” but the media and his teammates seem to be satisfied with it for now.
The reason I say this, is because Harvey was quoted for things like “I will do everything in my power to make sure this doesn’t happen again.” Yeah, I’d hope so. You’re a 28 year old man, and you’re talking about your choice to party and stay out at a club on Cinco De Mayo as though it was a natural disaster that could have been prevented if you would have just put a few more sandbags down at the ocean wall. Act like an adult, and maybe just don’t choose to party two nights before your next start.
Somehow in the midst of all this chaos though, the Mets are still playing well. Conforto is making sure no one takes his starting job away from him, Wheeler pitched fantastic last night, and TJ Rivera has a major league batting average of .327. They’ve already managed to take 2 of 3 from the ailing last place Giants and can hopefully complete a sweep today with Tommy Milone on the mound.
So to quote that cheesy but relevant line from what I believe was said in second film in the Dark Knight series: “It’s always darkest before the dawn, but I promise you, dawn is coming.”
Maybe not for Matt Harvey, but the Mets seem like they can carry on just fine without him.