"Harvey Day” just doesn’t have the buzz anymore. “Harvey Day” isn’t Harvey Day anymore. After another abysmal outing by Harvey maybe its time to lower the bar on Harvey. Granted the defense didn’t help him but that was his own undoing as well.
The hype machine is a dangerous thing. Especially in the bright lights of New York. We anointed him as the savior of the rotation, even more so as wheeler went down. He came in and set the world on fire. 11K’s in his first outing ever against the D’backs to starting the all star game in front of the home crowd. As he rose to the occasion and embraced being “the guy”.
For every rise there is a fall though.Harvey over embraced New York and i know people say you need to rise to the big lights of New York. It takes a special person to do that and not get swallowed up. Look no further then his rotation buddies (Degrom, Syndagaard). Harvey hasnt had alot of help in his early career from Tommy John to Scott Boras to The world series and now this season where as of this writing he is in line for his 11th loss of the season. I think its time to temper our expectations on Harvey. I’ve called for him to be sent down, get his head right. We have Montero, Verrett, etc. yes they may not be world beaters but at least they aren’t in their own heads like Harvey.
Send him down, drain some of the ego hes built up. remind him that we don’t need the Dark Knight we need the bulldog, bloody nose, gamer from North Carolina. With winning comes everything else.
Writer: Vincent Spruill