When the moon is in the Seventh House;
And Jupiter, aligns with Mars.
Then Peace will guide the planets;
And love, will steer the stars.
A few nights ago on SNY, the Mets will ceded airtime to their AAA-affiliate, the Buffalo Bisons. Sure, it was a Monday off-day and SNY isn’t entitled to show re-runs of the Rangers 1994 march to the Stanley cup, but why show a triple A game when in reality (astrological oddities aside), the network never before seemed inclined to do so?
The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind. Blowing in the wind of a Matt Harvey 95 MPH fastball, that is. See, with the unfortunate turn of medical events involving our friend, Mr. Gee, the Mets have been forced to search the mountains of the Appalachian League and the fields of, well, Coca-Cola field for a stopgap.
Swore to us, they did, that Harvey would not be the answer at this point in the season. Apparently Mr. Harvey himself, was less than happy with the news. So, out he set to prove that the spot in the Mets rotation, which would otherwise inevitably fall to him, should fall to him at this very celestial crossing.
In Harvey’s last 10 games innings, he’s pitched to a 2.53 ERA with 57 strikeouts in 57 innings. In this span batters are hitting .205 against him suggesting that despite a few early-season hiccups, Harvey has in fact mastered AAA hitters and deemed hisself ready for the big show.
So great decision by SNY, to provide the entire Mets community a look for themselves whether the kid poised to be the 1 (or the 2) of the Mets future 1-2 Punch, is in fact ready for the show despite the announcement that Miguel Batista will be the starter on Saturday.
We here at MetsAreBetterThanSex, say “Let the Sun Shine In”.
What do you think?