Matt Harvey was dominate once again on Sunday for the Mets as he overpowered the Phillies with 10 strikeouts in seven innings to earn his 8th victory this season. He scattered three Phillies hits and walked nobody. Harvey had extra rest this week as he only pitched two innings in the All-Star Game and it showed as the Phillies had just one extra-base hit and only one runner got past second base. Harvey's fastball was consistently clocked in the upper 90s and he did hit 100 mph at one point. Harvey's ERA is the best in Mets franchise history for a pitcher through his first 30 career games.
Chris Davis finished off the first half of the season in grand style on Sunday as he went 2-for-4 with his 37th homer and four RBI in the Orioles 7-4 win over the Blue Jays. Davis tied Reggie Jackson's record for most homers at the All-Star break in AL history, a record Jackson set in 1969. Davis also doubled and scored two runs on Sunday. Its doubtful that his owners even noticed, but Davis has struggled in July as he had a .171 batting average entering Sunday's game. He leads the American League in homers and is second in RBI and runs. Davis is on pace to post ridiculous offensive numbers this season and 60 or more home runs is certainly realistic for him.