Well, at least Matt Harvey did not get a no decision. He did, however, suffer his third loss of the season Thursday afternoon as the Marlins gained a split of their four-game series with the Mets.
Harvey was cruising along, allowing just one hit through the first five innings, but then came the sixth. Back-to-back singles to lead off the inning put runners on first and third with no outs. Harvey got the next two outs and it looked like he would work his way out of the jam. But Logan Morrison singled to score the first run of the game. Harvey hit a batter and Donovan Solano singled to plate two more runs and suddenly the Marlins had a 3-0 lead. That was all for Harvey, who gave way to Scott Atchison who got out of the inning without allowing any more runs.
Matt Harvey went 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on five hits. He struck out eight and did not walk a batter. His record drops to 8-3 and his ERA went up to 2.21.
Meantime the Mets could not break through against Marlins starter Tom Koehler. Despite five hits and five walks over Koehler’s six innings and having runners in scoring position in five of those six innings, the Mets could not get any runs across.
They did not fare any better against the Marlins bullpen as they completed a 3-0 shutout of the Mets.