Harvey or deGrom?

Whenever Matt Harvey starts a home game, the Mets advertise it as “Happy Harvey Day.”  Jacob deGrom doesn’t receive the same type of advertising. I wonder why. I also wonder who Mets fans prefer. 

I thought the best way to look at it was by attendance figures. My experience as a fan is more people come to the ballpark when the ace is on the mound. Luckily, the Mets have two. I used the attendance figures from 

Harvey has had 13 total home starts. In these home starts, the Mets average attendance is 33,109. He has had eight weekend starts (Friday – Sunday). In this eight games, the Mets have averaged 36,627. In his five weekend starts, the Mets average 27,485. 

deGrom has had 12 total home starts. In these home starts, the Mets average attendance is 32,867. He has had only five weekend starts, and in those starts the average attendance is 37,775. In the seven weekday starts, the average attendance is 26,344. 

Honestly, these numbers don’t tell us anything. More fans come out for deGrom on the weekend, but Harvey does better on the weekdays. While Harvey gets the help from “Happy Harvey Day”, deGrom does get some help with things like his own t-shirt

Overall, Mets fans love them fairly equally. I know I do. I love being able to root for them with my son as the Mets are on the upswing, and hopefully, on their way towards the World Series. 

0 thoughts on “Harvey or deGrom?”

  1. Brian McCaffrey says:

    What I would really like to know is who the mets prefer in a big game….

    1. metsdaddy says:

      I think they’re going to use September to find out.

    2. Patrick says:

      Personally, I’m more of a degrom fan. That’s not taking away from how much I love watching harvey pitch.
      But, in a big game, you have to go harvey. Especially for a game 1, 5 (divisional), or 7 (nls/ws). Beyond having nasty stuff, he’s nasty on the bump. You want that pitcher with a bully mentality for those big games.
      degrom is still a luxury option. But, I go with the bully.

      1. metsdaddy says:

        I think a lot of people are leaning deGrom recently.

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