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|Posted: Sun May 14th, 2017 05:23 am||
|Matt Harvey's attempt to leave a lasting impression on the New York Mets faithful fell short Friday in his first start back from a three-day suspension and, as is always the case in the Big Apple, the tabloids chastised him afterward:
Newsday's Saturday Back Page
Harvey doesn't have it in first start back, allows 3 HRs@NewsdaySports @APSE_sportmedia @MarcCarig @DPLennon pic.twitter.com/eDhfnDngsD
— Joe Manniello (@joe_manniello) May 13, 2017
Our @NYDNSports back page: Matt Harvey gets lit up as Mets fall to Brewers in first game back from suspension. https://t.co/6k5dBFDxrv pic.twitter.com/pPYfy9OVjd
— Tom Biersdorfer (@TomBiersdorfer) May 13, 2017
Harvey was shelled against the Milwaukee Brewers, issuing three home runs (including back-to-back bombs) and struggled with his command, walking five batters in five innings.
"Location, when you miss down over the plate and you're behind in counts, you're going to give up home runs," Harvey said, according to ESPN's Bradford Doolittle. "They're professional hitters. It's what they do. I think there is a lot of work to be done. We'll start tomorrow and try to get things back on the right track."
The lackluster performance came after a bit of controversy involving the 28-year-old who was suspended by the team for failing to show up to the ballpark a week ago.
The drama ensued when he admitted to being out late the night before, partying in celebration of Cinco De Mayo. He later said he suffered a migraine while playing golf hours before the Saturday game.
Harvey's next start is against the Arizona Diamondbacks on the road.