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Harvey's big-league debut is tonight for Mets

The Mets finished a winless and plainly awful homestand with Wednesday afternoon's loss to the Nationals at Citi Field. Then they hopped a plane and headed West to open an 11-game road trip. On the docket in the opener tonight at Arizona -- the major-league debut for former Bisons ace Matt Harvey.

The game starts at 9:40 and will be on SNY. Harvey, of course, blew up in his final outing for the Bisons last Saturday night and the prevailing theory is that he was clearly distracted by all the talk about a promotion.

Harvey threw a bullpen session for the Mets when he arrived at Citi Field on Monday and then met the voracious-for-info New York media. The Mets admitted they timed his debut to be on the road to cut down on media and friends-and-family distractions for Harvey, a Connecticut native who played at the University of North Carolina.

Here's an update on Harvey SNY taped a couple of weeks ago during a visit to Coca-Cola Field.

---Mike Harrington


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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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