Saturday, August 24, 2013

Game #127: Tigers 3, Mets 0

The Ace/Off of the century was surprisingly devoid of fireworks.

Max Scherzer out-dueled Matt Harvey to pick up his 19th W, and the Mets only managed three hits in a 3-0 loss to the Tigers.

The Bad Stuff:
  • Matt Harvey was off his game for two innings, but that was all it took to lose: he allowed his only two runs in the 2nd after RBIs by the opposing starter and center fielder Austin Jackson.
  • On the other side on the mound, Max Scherzer thoroughly dominated New York's hitters for four innings and then got really lucky for the final two.
    • The Mets got two men on in the 5th but couldn't convert and then loaded the bases with one out in the 6th, but a strikeout by Juan Lagares and a first-pitch popup by John Buck ended the team's last good chance.
    • Scherzer finished with a final line of six scoreless, three-hit, four-walk, 11-strikeout innings.
The Good Stuff:
  • Harvey allowed a career-high 13 hits but settled down after the 2nd frame, lasting 6.2 innings and allowing just the two runs, walking none and striking out four.
  • Ike Davis went 2-3 with a walk and a double.
Final Analysis:
It must be nice to have run support, eh Max?


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