Harvey Tries To Get On Track Against Dodgers; Lineups

Matt Harvey hopes to put the brakes on a skid that began in mid-May when the Pirates roughed him up for seven runs in four innings. Harvey, once the epitome of control and avoiding the long ball, walked two and gave up two homers that day.

Including that game, Harvey gave up eight homers in four starts. For the most part, he avoided the home run since, giving up just two in his next six starts. However, his control has been terrible as he’s walked 16 in his last five starts.

Here’s the lineup for Harvey’s start tonight against the Dodgers:

Curtis Granderson, RF

Ruben Tejada, SS

Daniel Murphy, 3B

Kelly Johnson, 2B

Lucas Duda, 1B

Michael Conforto, LF

Kirk Nieuwenhuis, CF

Kevin Plawecki, C

Matt Harvey, RHP

LINEUP COMMENTS: Interesting to see Tejada in the lineup when the expectations were he’s sit for Wilmer Flores However, if based on recent production it was the right call. … Newcomer Johnson is hitting clean-up with Duda dropping to fifth. … Nieuwenhuis playing over Juan Lagares, which is another good call.


One thought on “Harvey Tries To Get On Track Against Dodgers; Lineups

  1. Ruben is hitting better than Wilmer. He also plays an acceptable short or second.

    Wilmer is a disaster in the field. He is serviceable at second because he can take all day to figure out how to catch and throw the ball and still get the guy at first ( barely ). He can’t play third cause his arm sucks and will never throw anyone out. His play at short is terrible. No range , no instincts , takes too long for everything. He hits 250 which just does not cut it. He needs to hit 280 with pop. If he can’t do that he deserves to be on the bench or in the minors.