NEW YORK -- New York Mets ace Matt Harvey did not acknowledge purposely hitting Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley with a fifth-inning pitch. And after the Mets' 6-5 win Tuesday, Utley defused the issue by offering no public objection.
Utley was plunked with a runner on third base and two outs. It came three innings after Phillies starter David Buchanan hit Wilmer Flores and Michael Cuddyer in their hands, forcing Cuddyer from the game.
"Getting hit by a pitch is part of the game," Utley said. "It's not the first time I've been hit by a pitch and it won't be the last."
Said Harvey: "I think I got a little over-amped and that one got away."
Once Utley was told about Harvey's response, Utley replied: "That sounds about right."
Utley had a two-homer game.