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Mets’ Harvey Poised for All-Star Start After Johnson-Like Effort

New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey is imitating the dominance of Randy Johnson this season, placing Major League Baseball’s hardest-throwing starter in position to open the All-Star Game in his home ballpark.

Harvey, a 24-year-old right-hander, would become the Mets’ first All-Star starting pitcher in a quarter century. He’s had a half-season that included an MLB-leading three games in which he struck out at least 10 batters without issuing a walk, according to data compiled by Bloomberg Sports, which terms such an outing a “Randy.” Bloomberg Sports provides statistical analysis of baseball and other leagues.