Matt Harvey’s First Three Swinging-Strikes Tonight

Mets right-hander Matt Harvey is facing Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg right now, an event which Americans are duty-bound to watch — unless, that is, they have other plans or merely don’t want to.

Here are Harvey’s first three swinging strikes of the night, from the first inning. Note that (a) all three whiffs are on fastballs and that (b) the league average swinging-strike rate for fastballs is merely 6%, according to Texas Leaguers.

Here’s the first swinging strike, to retire leadoff batter Denard Span:

Harvey Span 1

Here’s a second one, to Jayson Werth:

Harvey Werth FA 2

And also the third one, to Bryce Harper:

Harvey Harper FA 3





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John

Dear MLB blackout policy:

F U

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John

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Unblock-US is a wonderful thing. $5 a month and I watch all the Jays home games despite ALL OF CANADA being the blackout zone for Toronto