Terry on the Mets 8-4 win over the Reds

After the Mets win over the Reds, Terry Collins talked to reporters and had the following to say about:

Matt Harvey, who pitched 7 2/3 innings and also drove in two runs on a double:

“What you saw tonight was a little taste of what this guy is going to be able to do. When he’s got the command going like he did tonight and everything is working, he’s going to be tough to hit…I thought the big key tonight is that he used his breaking ball very effectively tonight.”

Frank Francisco, who gave up three runs in the bottom of the ninth and his level of concern:

“He just hasn’t had enough work. The command of his fastball is not there. One of the things he was doing before the oblique issue was he was commanding that fastball…I told him the other day I said look you’ve got to keep going out there. I’m not getting you enough work because we haven’t been in games, but you’ve got to understand we’ve got to get you on the mound and get you better…I’m hoping if we can get him out there again tomorrow after being in tonight’s game, he might have a little bit better rhythm.”

Jason Bay, who went 2-for-5 with a solo home run:

“Everybody’s rooting for him. It was nice to see Jason get a couple hits and contribute with a home run…If we can jump start him somehow someway he’s going to help.”