Suggested Mets links for Sunday, August 5

Matt Harvey keeps a notebook about his mechanics from game-to-game, according to Kevin Kernan of the New York Post.

In today’s Newsday, Anthony Rieber says Harvey has developed a strong relationship with Johan Santana.

Andy Martino of the Daily News says expectations are rising for Harvey.

Mike Kerwick of the Bergen Record explores C.J. Nitkowski’s attempted comeback to the Major Leagues with the Mets.

Michael Baron: I sat down with Harvey on Friday night in San Diego (that Q&A will post to the blog during the week), and we discussed the perceived rising expectations as well as making his Citi Field debut next week. For someone with a shade under two years of professional experience and three big league starts under his belt, he doesn’t seem the least bit phased about what he’s achieved to date as well as what lies ahead. I think he’s having a blast, but he is incredibly focused on his pitching and ensuring he is mechanically sound with every pitch/pitch type. Harvey is nine years younger than me, but it felt like I was talking to someone who has years and years of experience in this game. He has an approach and a plan each and every day (including those days he doesn’t pitch) – given his age and experience, that makes him an incredibly impressive individual to me.