Happy birthday to Matt Harvey and his own personal tormenter, Buster Posey
On Friday, Matt Harvey turned 26 and Buster Posey turned 28 (Mariah Carey also turned 45 and Fergie turned 40, but that's beside the point). The two 20-somethings are among the brightest stars in the league, so it's fitting that they share a birthday together. Maybe they'll celebrate together? Maybe they'll invite Fergie?
Either way, they might not be talking much baseball. Although they've only faced each other six times, the Giants catcher kind of owns the Mets starter. He has four hits, one walk, one home run and two RBIs against him. That's a gaudy .800/.833/1.600 slash line. Here's the two-run homer from 2013:
And a shot of the two b-day boys in one frame:
Luckily (for Harvey and for us), we'll get to see more at-bats between these All-Stars in the years to come and the pitcher can try to bring those numbers back down to earth. In the meantime, we wish them both a very happy birthday.