BUFFALO, NY (Bisons Press Release) –The New York Mets today announced that Buffalo Bisons RHP MATT HARVEY will start for New York on Thursday, July 26 against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Mets will place Harvey on the 24-hour taxi squad on Monday and then active the pitcher on Tuesday.
Harvey, 23, will be making his major league debut for the Mets. The International League All-Star has spent the entire season to this point with the Bisons going 7-5 with a 3.68ERA in a league-high 20 starts. He leads the Bisons in all pitching triple crown categories, including his 112 strikeouts that are 2nd best in the International League and tied for the 7th-most in a single season in the Bisons modern era.
Harvey struck out 10 or more batters in three starts this season, including 11 in six innings on May 18 against Gwinnett. In 110.0 innings of work, the righty has allowed 97 hits and 48 walks while holding opponents to a .204 (22-108) average with runners in scoring position.