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Matt Harvey surrendered four runs and nine hits in 6 1/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Reds.
Harvey was in line to take his first loss, but the Mets came back to tie it in the seventh before falling in the ninth. It's the first time in 17 starts that Harvey has been charged with more than three runs. The only time in his major league career that it happened was in a loss to the Padres last Aug. 5.
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Matt Harvey allowed two runs in 7 1/3 innings Friday to beat the Cubs and move to 5-0.
Both runs were earned because Alfonso Soriano was credited with an infield single on his grounder in the first. In reality, that ball should have been an out, which probably would have resulted in just one run scoring in the frame. Harvey ended up striking out six and walking none today. Oddly enough, all six of those strikeouts ended innings.
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Mets VP of player development and amateur scouting Paul DePodesta hasn't dismissed the possibility that Matt Harvey could eventually face an innings limit.
Harvey could become a victim of his own success, as he's already at 56 1/3 innings this season, which puts him on pace for 232 1/3 innings. The 24-year-old threw 169 1/3 innings last season between the majors and minors, so it's unlikely that a 60-inning jump will be in his future. Still, Harvey has no firm cap. "For instance, if a guy throws 170 innings over 28 starts and throws 105 pitches per game, he might actually go 210 innings the following year on 30 starts with an average of 100 pitches per game," said DePodesta. "On the surface, it's a 40-inning jump, but it was largely because he became more efficient with his pitches and added two starts. All of these factors and more will be taken into account as we move through the season with Matt, and all of our other young pitchers." Harvey at least appears on track to throw 200 innings, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to panic. But the Mets could be cautious with him down the stretch.
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Matt Harvey pitched well again but was left with a no-decision Sunday, giving up two runs over seven innings in a loss to the Pirates.
Harvey struck out only four, but he also allowed just five hits with a couple walks mixed in. After winning his first four starts of the season, Harvey has now been stuck with four straight no-decisions despite a 1.98 ERA over that stretch. He'll try to get back into the win column next weekend against the Cubs.
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Matt Harvey allowed just one hit while striking out 12 on Tuesday, but he took a no-decision as the Mets beat the White Sox 1-0 in 10 innings.
No-decisions don't come much more brutally than the one Harvey took Tuesday. The right-hander was electric, fanning 12 batters and taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning. Harvey also showed impeccable control, allowing no walks in the outing. Harvey is no longer eligible for Rookie of the Year votes, but that's child's play -- he looks like a Cy Young contender at this point. Harvey will face the Pirates on Sunday in his next start.
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Matt Harvey allowed three runs in six innings but took a no-decision as the Mets defeated the Dodgers in 10 innings on Wednesday.
After four straight victories to start the season, Harvey owners can no longer claim that all he does is win. But the 24-year-old righty was still strong in the outing, fanning seven batters while allowing just four hits and a walk. Harvey's numbers on the year are still a video game-like 1.54 ERA and 0.69 WHIP. He'll have a great chance to get back in the win column Monday against the Marlins.