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Harvey, who was dominant Sunday against the Yankees, will make his first start of season April 9 against the Nationals, ESPN New York reports.

Opening Day honors will go to Bartolo Colon with Jacob deGrom starting the second game of the season. Harvey will go the third game and then April 14 against at home against the Phillies. Harvey allowed no runs on just two hits with four strikeouts Sunday and continues to show no ill-effects of his October 2013 Tommy John surgery.

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Harvey allowed three hits while striking out three in four scoreless innings while making his third start of the spring Monday against Boston.

Harvey had good velocity after experiencing a mild dip in his second start. He was able to effectively use his slider and change-up in the outing. so far this spring, there have been no setbacks for Harvey in his return from Tommy John surgery.

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Harvey threw 49 pitches Wednesday, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 2.2 innings pitched.

Harvey admitted after the game to being a bit sluggish with his fastball sitting 93-95 in his second inning of work. In addition, he spent time working on his curveball and changeup in the game, which helped contribute to the s0-so outing.

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Harvey is slated to throw 50 pitches, or roughly 3-to-4 innings Wednesday, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

It will be Harvey's second start of the spring after he threw 25 pitches over two scoreless innings Friday versus the Tigers. The Mets will continue to monitor his workload throughout the spring as he works back from Tommy John Surgery.

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Harvey (elbow), making his first start since August 2013, threw two scoreless innings Friday against the Tigers.

Harvey needed just 25 pitches, striking out three, to navigate the two innings. His fastball topped out at 99 mph in the outing. Harvey is expected to remain on schedule during spring training and should toss three innings his next start.

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Harvey (elbow), who was originally rumored to make his first start of the season April 13 against the Phillies, now may start April 9 against the Nationals and then April 14 versus Philadelphia, the NY Post reports.

Having Harvey start April 14, the Mets' second hime game, would guarantee a big crowd plus if might prevent him from being over-amped in the first home game of the season. Nothing is set in stone, so expect the decision on when to start Harvey to play out much of the spring.

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Harvey (elbow) faced swinging batters for the first time Monday in a 26-pitch session, NorthJersey.com's Matt Ehalt reports.

He gave up one would-be hit during the session against David Wright and Curtis Granderson, and appeared to have his pitches working. This was his second time facing batters since undergoing Tommy John surgery, but it was the first time the batters were swinging against him. Harvey will make his Grapefruit League debut Friday and is slated to start one of the Mets' first five games of the season, although he will not be the Opening Day starter.

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Harvey threw 43 pitches in batting practice Friday, his first such effort since his October 2013 Tommy John surgery, the NY Daily News reports.

Harvey threw two sessions with David Wright, Michael Cuddyer, Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy standing in to see pitches. His fastball topped out around 94-95 mph, a bit higher than expected but it did not look as if he was overthrowing. Harvey is slated to throw one batting practice session before making his first spring start Friday against the Tigers.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 1 month ago

Harvey (elbow) is scheduled to make his first Grapefruit League start March 6 against the Tigers, MLB.com reports.

Harvey will return to the mound next Friday for his first taste of live action in more than 18 months. The right-hander just began incorporating his slider into his bullpen sessions Sunday, and is expected to throw live batting practice Friday for the first since undergoing Tommy John surgery.

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Harvey will throw batting practice Friday, the first time he has done so since his October 2013 Tommy John surgery, ESPN New York reports.

Harvey may just pitch to batters in the box, though they may not swing because it's so early in camp. Regardless, it's another step forward for Harvey in his recovery.