On this date seven years ago (July 26, 2012), Matt Harvey made his major league debut in impressive fashion against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The pitchers went 5.1 innings while only giving up three hits and striking out 11 batters.
He became the first player in modern baseball history to strike out 10 or more batters and get two hits in his major-league debut.
The former ace spent parts of six season with the Mets and owns a 34-37 record in 109 games, striking out 612 batters in 639.1 innings pitched. He was designated for assignment in 2018 and was eventually traded for catcher Devn Mesoraco.
Harvey has had some tremendous highs since then however it seems like he’s at his rock bottom right now as the Angels had recently released him. However, it’s not surprising that there are teams still interested in the formerly known “Dark Knight”.
Source: Michael Mayer