The Morning Edition (April 14, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

 

From Last Night:

  • Matt Harvey takes a no-hitter into the 7th in a 4-2 win over the Twins
  • Wainwright throws a CGSO with 12K in an 8-0 thumping of the Crew
  • Strasburg gives the Nats 6 strong innings, but Hudson is better as the Braves win 3-1

What I’m Watching Today:

  • Roy Halladay tries to right the ship again, this time against the Fish in Miami (1p Eastern)
  • Maholm and Gonzalez face off in DC (1p Eastern)
  • Phil Humber and the Astros look to take advantage of the slumping Halos (330p Eastern)

The Big Question:

  • If Halladay can’t get going against the Marlins, is it time to talk DL?

The two big stories for me on a full Saturday of baseball were Harvey and Wainwright. Harvey continues to dominate and came within a few outs of throwing the second no-hitter in Mets history. His fastball got faster as the game went on and all four pitches looked great in his standout performance. I’ve been drooling over him all season, and he just keeps delivering. I’m officially putting Harvey on the list of pitchers who are appointment television right now. The list includes Verlander, Kershaw, King Felix, Strasburg, and now Harvey. It’s a fluid list, but right now, I don’t think you can afford to miss a Matt Harvey start. Speaking of appointment TV, have you seen what Wainwright is doing this season? After his CGSO today, he has thrown 22IP with 24 strikeouts and 0 walks. To find another pitcher with no walks, you have to drop down to Cliff Lee who has thrown 7 2/3 fewer innings and after that you have to go down to Kyle Lohse who only has 13 innings this season. I think it’s safe to say Adam Wainwright has fully recovered from his Tommy John Surgery and is back to being an ace.

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