Citi Bracket: (5) Johan Santana vs. (12) Matt Harvey

(5) Johan Santana – Had first huge moment of Mets career taking ball on three days rest to pitch a complete game three hit shutout to keep Mets hopes alive. Was the last ever Mets pitcher to win a game at Shea Stadium. Was probably cheated of Cy Young that year with his leading league in ERA and IP while being narrowly second in WAR and ERA+. All Star in 2009. Threw the only no-hitter in Mets history after coming off of shoulder surgery. Took 134 pitches to do it, and it was effectively the end of his near Hall of Fame career.

(12) Matt Harvey – Dubbed the Dark Knight. Set Mets record for most strikeouts in debut. Had great 2013 season which saw him pitch near perfect games and no hitters and start the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field. Had the best K/BB for any Mets pitcher in a non-strike shortened season. Was a sensation featured on Fallon, ESPN the Magazine, and Sports Illustrated. Threw more pitches than anyone in MLB history post Tommy John. Had great postseason winning pivotal Game 3 of the NLDS, setting the tone in Game 1 of the NLCS, and having an epic Game 5 start.

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