Strike Zone podcast: Talking hit streaks, Matt Harvey and Julio Urias
The streak is over; long live the streak. On Thursday night, Jackie Bradley Jr.'s hitting streak was snapped at 29 games, but even as he sees his achievement come to an end, there's no stopping this Memorial Day weekend edition of The Strike Zone podcast, which tackles hitting streaks, Matt Harvey's struggles and the pending MLB debut of top prospect Julio Urias.
In this week's episode, Ted Keith and Stephen Cannella tackle the top news in the game, starting with Bradley's (now-finished) chase of Joe DiMaggio and going into the history of hitting streaks and whether they reflect more skill or luck on the part of the hitter. After that, the two discuss the arrival of Urias, the 19-year-old Dodgers lefty who is the top pitching prospect in baseball, and what to expect from him given his pedigree and the performances of past teenage pitchers. Finally, Ted and Steve try to solve the mystery of Matt Harvey, and what the Mets should do about their ace as he sinks further and further into a nightmarish 2016 season.
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