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Matt Harvey | Starting Pitcher | #33

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (7) / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Harvey limited the Braves to two runs on eight hits over six innings in a no-decision on Thursday.
Harvey struck out just three but didn't walk a batter, and he left in line for his fifth win before the bullpen blew the lead. It still wasn't vintage Harvey, but he's been pretty good for about a month now despite a 4-9 record overall. Harvey will try to continue working on his 4.64 ERA and 1.38 WHIP Tuesday at the Nationals. Jun 23 - 10:53 PM

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Matt Harvey yielded four runs in six innings Friday in a loss to the Braves.

He allowed seven hits and walked a pair while striking out five. Harvey came into Friday with three straight excellent outings, so this was a very disappointing performance given the promising matchup on paper. His ERA increased to 4.76 on the year and he leads the National League with nine losses. He’ll try to get back on track next week in a rematch against the Braves, this time on the road.
Jun 17 - 11:05 PM

Matt Harvey had another dominant outing against the Brewers on Friday, tossing six innings of one run ball with eight strikeouts but he had to settle for a no-decision in the Mets' 2-1 extra-inning victory.

That is the third excellent start in a row for the Mets' ace pitcher. He really struggled through his first nine starts and was nearly removed from the rotation before this hot streak started. The eight whiffs were his second-best total on the season. After his poor start on May 24th his ERA stood at 6.08. These last three good starts have enabled him to get his ERA down to 4.66 on the season. Harvey has finally found his mojo, so we should see his ERA steadily improve for the rest of the year, although it is probably too late for him to craft a fourth consecutive season of sub-3.00 ERA.
Jun 11 - 2:50 AM

Matt Harvey pitched well in a tough-luck loss against the Marlins on Sunday, surrendering one run on four hits over seven innings.

Harvey struck out three without walking a batter on the afternoon. The only run to score on his watch came when J.T. Realmuto worked an RBI single in the fifth inning. That would be the lone run to score in the game, on either side, as Jose Fernandez was more than up to the task in the pitcher's duel. Harvey has now turned in back-to-back fantastic outings and has allowed just one run in his last 14 innings. Baby steps toward respectability. He will carry a 4.95 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 53/18 K/BB ratio (67 1/3 innings) into his next scheduled start, a road date with the Brewers.
Jun 5 - 3:41 PM

Matt Harvey fired seven scoreless innings in a 1-0 victory over the White Sox on Monday.

Coming off two disaster starts against the Nationals, Harvey bounced back with his best (and longest) outing of the season. That’s baseball for you. He also had his highest fastball velocity of the season. Harvey limited the White Sox to just two hits and one walk while striking out six batters. He appeared to be in some trouble after the first two batters reached in the seventh and were moved over to second and third after a sacrifice bunt, but he got Todd Frazier to foul out to first base before retiring J.B. Shuck on a ground out. It was an encouraging step in the right direction for Harvey. He’ll try to keep it going this weekend against the Marlins in Miami.
May 30 - 3:49 PM

Matt Harvey will take his next turn in the Mets' rotation Monday versus the White Sox.

There was some talk of skipping Harvey or even trying a phantom disabled list stint after he got lit up for five runs over five innings Tuesday against the Nationals. The right-hander has allowed 19 runs -- 16 earned -- over his last 13 1/3 innings (three starts) and owns a rough 6.08 ERA for the year. But there will be no drastic changes yet.
May 25 - 11:05 AM

Matt Harvey added another chapter to his nightmarish season Tuesday, yielding five runs over five frames in a loss to the Nationals.

Harvey looked better early on, firing three scoreless frames. However, the Nationals tagged him with back-to-back home runs in the fourth and then three more runs in the fifth, punctuated by a Daniel Murphy two-run shot into the upper deck. Harvey has now surrendered at least five runs in three straight outings and his ERA has ballooned to 6.08. Mets manager Terry Collins indicated after the game that Harvey probably wouldn't make his next start, although it's unclear at this point what exactly the plan is.
May 24 - 10:48 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Matt Harvey "looked very good" in a simulated game on Saturday.

He wanted to see Harvey throw Saturday before penciling him in for Tuesday's start against the Nationals. Collins noticed improved velocity from Harvey and also praised his arm angle and movement. "He's confident. He feels good about what happened," said Collins. "So we'll give him tomorrow and Monday off and run him out there." Through nine starts, Harvey owns MLB's seventh-highest ERA while leading the majors with six losses.
May 21 - 10:51 PM

Matt Harvey will start Tuesday against the Nationals.

The Mets considered starting him on short rest Monday after throwing just 61 pitches in his last outing but instead they'll have Harvey pitch on normal rest. Harvey got lit up for nine runs in only 2 2/3 innings in his previous start against the Nationals on Thursday. He threw multiple innings in a simulated game on Saturday.
May 21 - 8:45 PM

Matt Harvey threw multiple innings Saturday in a simulated game at Citi Field.

The Mets were trying to keep it a secret but the media inevitably caught wind of it. It's hard to say how the session went as Harvey wouldn't talk to reporters after it was over. Manager Terry Collins said Harvey's performance in the simulated game will determine whether he starts on short rest Monday or Tuesday as originally scheduled. The right-hander is coming off the worst start of his career (nine runs in 2 2/3 innings Thursday against Washington).
May 21 - 4:53 PM

Matt Harvey will make his next scheduled start for the Mets.

Manager Terry Collins left open the possibility of skipping Harvey after he was bombed for nine runs -- six earned -- over 2 2/3 innings Thursday, but he'll take the ball again early next week. It's possible Harvey could even start on short rest Monday after he threw just 61 pitches Thursday. Harvey has posted a 5.77 ERA this season.
May 20 - 4:22 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Mets are "not giving serious consideration" to putting Matt Harvey on the disabled list.

They could easily create a phantom injury for Harvey in order to allow him to go to the minors for a while to work on things. However, it doesn't appear that's in the cards. Morosi says "there's still a chance" Harvey makes his next start, although the Mets could wind up skipping him. Harvey holds a 5.77 ERA on the season.
May 20 - 12:43 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins is considering skipping Matt Harvey's next start.

He's scheduled to pitch Tuesday against the same Washington squad that obliterated him Thursday at Citi Field. Harvey is tied for the league lead in losses and has looked like a shell of the ace who guided the Mets to a National League pennant in 2015. "We're not going to commit to anything at this time," said Collins. "We will take a hard look at what the next move is going to be." This is what rock bottom looks like. This is what rock bottom looks like.
May 19 - 10:50 PM

Matt Harvey yielded five runs and 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Rockies.

Harvey struck out six and walked none, but he couldn't work around all of the hits. He's now surrendered 57 hits in 45 2/3 innings on the year, a scarcely believable rate for someone with his stuff. Part of it is that he's not throwing quite as well as he did last year, part of it is that the Mets defense isn't very good and part of it has to be just plain bad luck. His peripherals aren't outstanding, but they're certainly better than his 4.93 ERA. That still figures to come down soon.
May 13 - 11:49 PM

Matt Harvey allowed two runs over six innings and struck out a season-high 10 batters in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Padres.

The only damage was a long two-run homer by Christian Bethancourt in the fifth inning. He nearly gave up the lead later in the frame, but Andrew Cashner was ruled out at home plate after replay review. While it was the Padres, this was an encouraging showing for Harvey. He allowed just four hits and walked two while inducing a season-high 19 swinging strikes. He'll try to keep the momentum going in a tough assignment against the Rockies at Coors Field this week.
May 9 - 1:39 PM

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