John Buck’s post game comments on Matt Harvey

John Buck 1 polaroidJohn Buck with his catcher’s perspective on Matt Harvey:

Harvey over throwing early on:

“It wasn’t so much his off speed pitches, it was his fastball. He was pumping that in there and I knew that they were having to get going to catch up with it. They were starting to get a little more aggressive early, so I went to that changeup and that breaking ball and got the results we wanted.”

Did he sense a little extra on his fastball:

“No, I know you want me to say yeah. He functions at such a high octane already. To be honest, I don’t really think he cares who he’s facing.  He is the way he is and that’s what makes him so good. It doesn’t matter who he’s facing. That’s Matt Harvey. He thrives in those situations.”