It’s May 7, 2013, and Matt Harvey begins his start at Citi Field against the visiting White Sox with a bloody nose. Looking like a boxer, he ignores it and continues to pitch with blood trickling from his nose.
“I knew something was running, obviously, when I wiped my sleeve and saw it was red it was a telling sign, something else was coming out except for snot. They shoved up as much stuff up there as they could.”Matt Harvey
Harvey will pitch 9 innings, including the first 6.2 perfect, giving up only 1 hit and striking out 12. The only hit he gives up is an Alex Rios infield single. It’s deep in the hole and shortstop Ruben Tejada tries to do a jump-and-throw. But Rios just barely beats the throw. This easily could have been a perfect game. In typical Mets fashion, Harvey still did not get the win.
This is one of those games where Lucas Duda was playing left field for the Mets. Bobby Parnell would get the win, pitching a scoreless tenth. Mike Baxter‘s pinch-hit single scoring Ike Davis for the extra-inning walk-off win.