Matt Harvey SP NYM 1 day ago

Harvey tossed seven scoreless frames and allowed just two hits while striking out six and walking one in a winning effort against the White Sox on Monday afternoon.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Just as encouraging as the result is that Harvey was holding his velocity better in the final innings of his start Monday than he has throughout this season -- he averaged 96.5 mph on his four-seam fastball for the duration of the start (according to Brooks Baseball) -- and he avoided a collapse the second or third time through the White Sox's batting order. Monday marked the first time all season that Harvey pitched in the seventh inning, a feat he'll look to repeat on Sunday against the Marlins.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 3 days ago

The Mets think they've detected a flaw in Harvey's delivery, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Until this point, the Mets had no answer as to why Harvey's struggled, so having a theory is encouraging. Harvey's performance (6.08 ERA) had the Mets considering skipping him a turn through the rotation, but if they've spotted a real flaw, that's unlikely to happen.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 7 days ago

Harvey will make his next start against the White Sox on Monday, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

There was a lot of speculation following Tuesday's rough outing that Harvey could benefit from being skipped in the rotation, but the Mets met with Harvey Wednesday morning and decided to give him at least one more start. At this point it's hard to deploy the preseason consensus SP1 in standard leagues, as something is clearly not right with him. His ERA eclipsed 6.00 after Tuesday's loss to the Nationals, and he has not been getting the kinds of swings and misses that fantasy owners have been accustomed to in prior seasons.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 1 week ago

Harvey struggles continued Tuesday against the Nationals, as he allowed three home runs and five runs in five innings, and his next start is not set in stone . Manager Terry Collins said after the game, "We've got to think what's not just best for Matt, but what's best for us moving forward."

Competitive Edge Analysis

Harvey was able to get through the first three innings unscathed, but his issues the second and third time through the lineup were on full display Tuesday. He allowed back-to-back solo home runs to Ryan Zimmerman and Anthony Rendon in the fourth and a two-run home run to Daniel Murphy in the fifth. In the first through third innings this season, Harvey has a 3.03 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 30 strikeouts and seven walks. In the fourth through sixth innings, he has a 9.89 ERA, 2.24 WHIP, 14 strikeouts and 10 walks. Harvey's 6.08 ERA ranks 101st out of 105 qualified MLB pitchers, further evidencing his struggles the first seven weeks of the season.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 1 week ago

Harvey tossed a simulated game Saturday and is on track to start Tuesday against the Nationals.

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Manager Terry Collins thought about starting Harvey on Monday, since he only tossed 61 pitches in his last outing. But Collins decided to allow Harvey normal rest before he makes this next start. Harvey's arm angle and velocity were reportedly better in the simulated game but he will have to bring that into this start and several more outings before he is considered back to his normal self.

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Harvey could have his next start pushed back from Tuesday, but he is on track to start a game during the Nationals series, Newsday's Marc Carig reports.

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The Mets seem convinced that Harvey's healthy -- the 27-year-old reportedly said in a team meeting Friday that he wants to keep pitching and fight through his struggles. Apparently, the Mets are considering starting Harvey on Monday on short rest since he only threw 61 pitches during Thursday's outing. He was clobbered for nine runs (six earned) over 2.2 innings against Washington on Thursday, raising his ERA to 5.77.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 2 weeks ago

Manager Terry Collins said Thursday that he's unsure whether Harvey will make his next scheduled start Tuesday against Washington, Marc Carig of Newsday reports. "We're not going to commit to anything at this time," said Collins after Thursday's loss.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Collins' comments regarding Harvey were ominous after the struggling starter was lit up for nine runs (six earned) in just 2.2 innings of work against the Nationals on Thursday. Harvey's ERA on the season ballooned to 5.77 following Thursday's start, which leaves spot in the rotation at least somewhat in doubt. He has yet to go deeper than 6.0 innings in any start this season and his fastball velocity is down nearly two whole miles per hour from 2015. Collins and the Mets will likely take their time to decide Harvey's fate, but regardless of what is decided, Harvey's tough start to the year is putting his spot in the rotation in jeopardy.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 3 weeks ago

Harvey (3-5) allowed five runs on 11 hits, struck out six and walked none over 5.2 innings in a loss to the Rockies on Friday.

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It was his first outing without a walk, and he didn't allow a homer despite pitching at Coors Field, but those were really the only positives. Colorado had men on base every inning and recorded five extra-base hits, including two triples, versus Harvey. Opponents are now batting .311 against the right-hander. He will look to get things correct in his next start Thursday against the Nationals.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 3 weeks ago

Harvey earned his third win of the season Sunday versus the Padres, allowing just two runs with 10 strikeouts and two walks across six innings.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Harvey failed to advance into the seventh inning yet again, needing 102 pitches to get through six, but he notched a season-high in punchouts and tossed just his third quality start. Harvey lowered his season ERA to 4.50 and elevated his disappointing K/9 to 7.9, but he will need to correct his inefficiency and move deeper into games to truly reward his fantasy owners.

Matt Harvey SP NYM 1 month ago

Harvey (2-4) allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks with four strikeouts in 5.2 innings Tuesday in a loss against Atlanta.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Harvey still hasn't found his best stuff, as he remains shaky and has yet to record consecutive quality starts this season. This time out, Harvey's off-speed stuff wasn't fooling anybody, as his changeup, slider and curveball combined to draw just two swinging strikes on 34 pitches. Harvey's 25:11 K:BB in 34 innings thus far leaves something to be desired from the Mets ace.