“Everything was obviously working,” Harvey said after the game. “When I can throw my slider for a strike and also bounce it when I need to, that’s when it starts getting fun. That was definitely the best I felt all year.”
Harvey retired the first 20 batters he faced before allowing an infield single to Alex Rios with two outs in the seventh. He retired the final seven batters and pitched in the ninth inning for the first time in his big league career.
It’s becoming so difficult to describe these outings for Harvey. Just when you think he can’t possibly pitch any better, he does. Harvey has not only lived up to the hype, he’s embraced it and taken his potential to another level. What’s more amazing is he’s been able to do all of this in fewer than 20 career starts in the big leagues.