Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - The New York Mets think they have the ace of
their rotation in Matt Harvey, and if his first start of the season was any
indication, they may be right.
The 24-year-old right-hander dominated with 10 strikeouts over seven shutout
innings, and the Mets smacked the Padres, 8-4, on Thursday at Citi Field.
Ike Davis, Lucas Duda and John Buck each hit two-run homers to back up Harvey
(1-0), who began his first full season by allowing just one hit and two walks.
After crushing the Padres, 11-2, on Opening Day, the Mets will look to sweep
the opening season series on Friday.
San Diego starter Clayton Richard (0-1), last season's National League leader
in home runs allowed, gave up all three of New York's homers. He lasted just 4
1/3 innings, giving up eight runs -- seven earned -- on seven hits.
Carlos Quentin and Nick Hundley each contributed an RBI to a late Padres ninth
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