That day, Harvey pitched 5.1 innings and gave up just three hits with 11 strikeouts to pick up his first win. He even had two hits at the plate, which made him the first pitcher in major league history to strike out over 10 batters in his debut, while also collecting multiple hits at the plate.
His next start came against the Giants, in which he gave up two earned runs and struck out seven batters in what turned out to be a tough luck loss as he got outpitched by Tim Lincecum. However, in his most recent start against the Padres, Harvey gave up five runs, including three home runs as he suffered his second loss.
With the Mets having lost Dillon Gee for the year, it has already been stated that Harvey will pitch the rest of the season with the Mets. This will give great experience, for what should be a remarkable rookie campaign he will have in 2013.
Three starts into his major league career, here are 10 things that we have learned about Matt Harvey so far.