The suspense is over and the New York Mets, as well as their fans, have a lot to be excited about tomorrow night. National League Manager Bruce Bochy announced today that he has chosen Mets ace Matt Harvey to serve as the starting pitcher for the NL in tomorrow night's All Star Game. Harvey, who went 7-2 with a 2.35 ERA in the first half, will become the first Met to start the All Star Game since Dwight Gooden started the 1988 Mid Summer Classic. Harvey, who leads the NL with 147 strikeouts, also becomes the first pitcher to start the All Star Game in his home park since Roger Clemens started the 2004 All Star Game at Minute Maid Park as a member of the Houston Astros. The start is a great honor for Harvey, who has said in multiple interviews that he would love the opportunity to start the All Star Game. In other Met-related All Star news, David Wright will bat cleanup for the National League.
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