Major League Baseball today named Mets righthanded pitcher Matt Harvey the National League Player of the Week for the week of April 8-14.
Harvey went 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA (two earned runs/15.0 innings) during the week. He allowed five hits, issued four walks and struck out 15. Harvey beat Roy Halladay and the Phillies, 7-2, on April 8. He went 7.0 innings, surrendered three hits and one run with nine strikeouts in that contest. On Saturday, Harvey hurled a career-high 8.0 innings at Minnesota. He did not allow a hit until Justin Morneau slugged a solo home run with two outs in the seventh inning.
Harvey is the first pitcher in modern major league history (since 1900) to win each of his first three starts of a season, with at least 25 strikeouts and six or fewer hits allowed over those three games according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
On the year, the righthander is 3-0 with a 0.82 ERA (two earned runs/22.0 innings). He has
issued six walks and struck out 25.
Harvey earns his first career Player of the Week award and he's the first Mets pitcher to win the
honor since Johan Santana on June 3, 2012.