Matt Harvey SP NYM 3 weeks ago

Harvey allowed two runs on five walks while walking four and striking out seven in seven innings to get the win in the Mets' 4-2 victory over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Harvey helped his own cause, blasting a two-run home run in the fifth inning to give the Mets a 3-2 lead they never relinquished. The victory made him 8-6 with 3.07 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 109:27 K:BB ratio in 111.1 innings heading into the All-Star Break.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 1 month ago

Harvey allowed just one run on five hits and two walks over six innings Saturday, striking out three.

He'd just been replaced by Carlos Torres in the top of the seventh when the game was suspended due to rain with the score tied 1-1, so Harvey will be stuck with a no-decision regardless of what happens when the contest is concluded. The Mets' six-man rotation will push his next start to Saturday, in a potentially classic matchup against Zack Greinke at Chavez Ravine.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 1 month ago

Harvey gave up one run on six hits and a walk over 6.2 innings, striking out five batters along the way, in Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Braves.

Harvey threw a season-high 115 pitches and was outdueled by Julio Teheran. The Mets' ace seems to have overcome his mini-slump, as he held the Blue Jays scoreless in his previous outing. His next start is scheduled for Saturday against the Reds at Citi Field.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 1 month ago

Harvey threw seven shutout innings Tuesday against Toronto and picked up his seventh win. He struck out six, didn't walk a batter, and allowed just four hits.

Harvey has been up and down of late and has been trailed by talk of dead arm, so it's refreshing to seem him put up such a dominant approach against what has been the best lineup in the American League in the Blue Jays, who lead the AL in runs per game (5.52) and OPS (.780), both by a substantial margin. Harvey's all-around excellent performance included nine ground balls and 15 swinging strikes as his ERA dropped to 3.32.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 2 months ago

Harvey's recent struggles continued Wednesday against the Giants, as he allowed seven runs on nine hits, including a career-high three home runs, while walking two and striking out a career-low two batters.

In his last four starts, Harvey has allowed 20 earned runs and eight home runs, which pales in comparison to the 12 and four he surrendered his first eight starts of the season. Harvey is missing his location and failed on Wednesday to have a put-away pitch. It's possible the extra rest he had lately is causing these issues or maybe it's a mild regression after a hot start coming off Tommy John surgery, but Harvey has looked like a shadow of his early season self.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 2 months ago

Harvey (6-3) struck out nine over seven innings, giving up two runs, six hits, and a walk in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.

After giving up an early long ball to Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Harvey clamped down on Arizona's hitters and won for the first time in six starts. He piled up the strikeouts, collecting nine for the night, including five straight at one point. Harvey will take the mound again next Thursday against San Francisco.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 2 months ago

Harvey allowed four runs on six hits, walking one and striking out a season-high 11 over eight innings of a 4-3 loss to Miami on Friday night.

After he was roughed up in his last start, there was some concern that Harvey might being going through a dead arm period, but it wasn't evident in this one. His velocity was there, and his pitches were crisp as he made only one serious mistake - a fourth inning three-run home run off the bat of Justin Bour. He should be fine going forward.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 2 months ago

Harvey threw a bullpen session Tuesday and is fine to make Friday's start against the Marlins, ESPN's Adam Rubin reports.

After Harvey was beat up in Saturday's loss to Pittsburgh, Mets manager Terry Collins said the right-hander may be dealing with dead arm. Harvey's velocity was at its usual elite level, and he said after the start that there's noting wrong. This really seems like nothing to worry about, especially with the Mets soon to deploy a six-man rotation that will help keep all of their starters rested.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 2 months ago

Harvey could be dealing with a case of "dead arm" according to manager Terry Collins, Sports Illustrated reports.

Harvey endured one of the poorest starts of his career last Saturday, allowing seven earned runs over just four innings, including two walks and two wild pitches. It now appears fatigue may have came into play, as manager Terry Collins noted "It looks like he might be going through some of that dead arm stuff that sometimes happens." Fortunately for Harvey and the Mets, a built-in day off is on the schedule Thursday, allowing Harvey a fifth day of rest before taking the mound Friday against the Marlins. Several Mets writers, including Adam Rubin of ESPN New York believe that the issue isn't serious, and this is merely a minor road bump in a long season. However, if the issue resurfaces, Collins may be forced to find the occasional extra day of rest for his ace. One strategy being used will be to deploy a six-man starting rotation, beginning when Dillon Gee (groin) is activated in early-June.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 2 months ago

Harvey will make his next start Friday against the Marlins, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

Harvey will make his next turn on five days of rest, as Dillon Gee (groin) won't be activated from the disabled list until early-June. Once that happens, the Mets will shift to a six-man rotation, so two-start weeks will be limited for Harvey for the foreseeable future.