"You've got to take the win-loss thing out of the book," Harvey said, per the New York Times, "and concentrate on cheering your teammates on in the bottom half of the inning so we can score."
Harvey only allowed one baserunner to reach as far as third, coming in the first inning. After getting two outs, Harvey allowed Matt Holliday to reach safely on an error. Then, Jhonny Peralta doubled to left to put runners on second and third. He worked out of the jam though, getting Matt Adams to fly out to right.
Harvey struck out the side once and struck out multiple batters in three innings. He totaled nine strikeouts with just one walk. Harvey, who remains 5-1, lowered his ERA to 1.98 in 54 2/3 innings of work. He will look to keep rolling Saturday against the Pirates.
Harvey pitched seven innings and threw nine strikeouts. He gave up three hits, two walks and now holds a 2.31 ERA for the season. Harvey did not allow an earned run.
Harvey has only allowed more than three earned runs once this season, when he gave up four in a win over Miami on April 19. This is the third time this year Harvey has gone through a game without allowing an earned run.
He'd only thrown a combined seven strikeouts in his past two games. His nine strikeouts on Wednesday tied his season-high.
Harvey's next start is projected for May 18 against the Cardinals.
Harvey allowed three runs on six hits over six innings of work. He also struck out four batters and walked one. His biggest mistake came in the fourth inning when Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard hit a home run.
"I needed to put up zeroes tonight, and I didn't do that," Harvey said, per MLB.com. "[I have] got to go back to square one and get back to where I was. Tomorrow I just begin to get ready for my next start."
Harvey (5-1) received his first loss of the season for his effort and his ERA rose from 2.41 to 2.72 after Friday's start. Harvey has pitched at least six innings in each of his six starts this season.
His next expected start is scheduled for Wednesday at the Chicago Cubs.
Harvey went seven innings and didn't allow a run. Harvey only surrendered five hits and walked one batter. He struck out three and threw 93 pitches. It's the first time since his first start of the season on April 9 that Harvey has gone through a game without giving up a run.
Manager Terry Collins, via The Wall Street Journal, said that despite the solid effort, that Harvey looked like he was slowing down near the end.
"I thought he was running out of gas, to be bluntly honest," Collins said.
Harvey is now 5-0 with an ERA of 2.41.
Despite dealing with an ankle sprain in his first season back from Tommy John surgery,
"No matter what we do there is going to be speculation on certain things," Harvey said.
"But I felt fine, great really. You have to look at the circumstances. I had an extra day (of rest) and I am going to have an extra day this week. I think you look at the amount of work that was put into that specific game, it wasn't like I was struggling in the seventh and eighth innings and he ran me out there. ... I felt fine. I felt great.
"And this week I feel the best I have all year," Harvey said.
Harvey is 4-0 with a 3.04 ERA in four starts. He'll get to prove how healthy he feels on the mound Friday night at home against Max Scherzer and the Nationals.
Harvey made his first start back from Tommy John against the Nationals on April 9, striking out nine over six shutout frames. The current Washington roster owns a .239 career batting average (16 for 67) against the right-hander.
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