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Matt Harvey | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Harvey posted a solid start in Saturday's win over the Dodgers, allowing two runs on six hits over seven innings.
The Mets backed Harvey with a whopping 15 runs and he cruised with the big lead. Jimmy Rollins and Joc Pederson took him deep for solo home runs, but those would be the only runs to score against the pitcher. After walking four or more in each of his last three starts, Harvey finally--finally--showed a modicum of control, striking out four against just one walk. He's the owner of a 3.16 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 116/31 K/BB ratio across 125 1/3 innings. A home start against the Nationals is up next on his schedule. Jul 25 - 10:46 PM

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Matt Harvey was better at the plate than on the mound in Monday's loss to the Nationals, as he went 1-for-3 with a two-run single while yielding five runs (four earned) in seven innings of work.

Harvey was behind 5-0 after three innings before his own two-run single in the fourth brought the Mets back into the game somewhat. The right-hander walked four, allowed five hits, and struck out three. Harvey has struggled with his control in July, as he has walked at least four batters in each of his last three starts. He still has a decent 3.19 ERA with a 1.10 WHIP and a 112/30 K/BB ratio in 118 1/3 innings. Things will get tougher over the weekend, as he'll play host to the Dodgers.
Jul 20 - 10:12 PM

Despite issuing four walks, Matt Harvey pitched well on the whole in a 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday, striking out nine while allowing two runs on five hits over seven innings.

Harvey's suddenly turned into a walk-issuing machine, handing out nine walks in his last two starts (covering 12 innings). His stuff was working well enough on Saturday despite the control issues, though, and outside of a two-run homer by David Peralta in the very first inning, Harvey held the Snakes off the scoreboard. He even hit a two-run homer of his own in the fifth inning off of Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin. Batting prowess aside, he'll take a 3.07 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 109/27 K/BB ratio over 111 1/3 innings into the All-Star Break, when he'll have a few days to meditate over his recent walk-happy ways.
Jul 11 - 6:40 PM

Matt Harvey handed out five free passes while allowing three runs over five innings in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.

Entering the game, Harvey had only walked 17 over 99 1/3 innings, but he showed no such control against the Dodgers. Even with his location struggles, though, he only allowed three runs. Two came home in the fifth inning, when Harvey coughed up a solo home run to Adrian Gonzalez and surrendered an RBI single to Alberto Callaspo. He'll carry a 3.11 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 100/23 K/BB ratio over 104 1/3 innings into his next start, a Saturday afternoon home date with the Diamondbacks.
Jul 4 - 10:43 PM

Saturday's game between the Reds and Mets has been suspended due to rain.

Play will continue Sunday at 1:10 p.m. ET. The game is tied 1-1 in the top of the seventh inning. The series finale will take place right after the conclusion of Saturday's game. Matt Harvey allowed one run on five hits over six innings while throwing 52 of his 90 pitches for strikes. Reds starter Michael Lorenzen gave up one run and six hits in 5 2/3 innings.
Jun 27 - 7:12 PM

Matt Harvey hurled 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball against the Braves on Sunday but was dealt his fifth loss of the season as he was out-dueled by Julio Teheran.

Harvey punched out five on the day and issued just one walk. The only blemish against him was an RBI single by Pedro Ciriaco in the seventh inning, which proved to be the only run scored in the contest. While he has been somewhat inconsistent in his return from Tommy John surgery, Harvey sports a strong 3.18 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 93/15 K/BB ratio over 93 1/3 innings. He'll try to get back in the win column on Saturday when he takes on the Reds.
Jun 21 - 7:38 PM

Matt Harvey held the Blue Jays scoreless over seven innings, earning his seventh win on Tuesday.

This was certainly a nice bounce-back effort for Harvey as he allowed seven runs in his previous start against the Giants. This time around, he scattered four hits without issuing a walk and striking out six. Harvey lowered his ERA to 3.32 and has a 1.00 WHIP and an 88/14 K/BB ratio over 86 2/3 innings. He'll look to keep it going in a road start against the Braves next.
Jun 16 - 9:51 PM

Matt Harvey was hit hard by the Giants in Wednesday's loss, allowing seven runs in six innings.

Home runs have become a problem for Harvey lately, as he entered the start having allowed five in his previous three starts. He allowed three more on Wednesday, accounting for one-third of the nine hits. He also walked two and struck out two. Struggles are to be expected considering Harvey isn't too far separated from having undergone Tommy John surgery. The right-hander has a 3.62 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, and an 82/14 K/BB ratio over 79 2/3 innings. He'll try for better results next time around when he takes on the powerful Blue Jays at home.
Jun 10 - 10:43 PM

Matt Harvey pitched brilliantly against the Diamondbacks in Thursday's 6-2 win, striking out nine and allowing two runs over seven innings.

Both runs against Harvey came on solo home runs, as Jared Saltalamacchia cranked a shot off the ace in the first inning and Paul Goldschmidt hammered a 415-foot bomb off him in the sixth. The Diamondbacks had no other extra-base hits against Harvey, an indication of how sharp his stuff was in the contest. With the win, he snapped a five-start win-less streak. He'll take a 3.05 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 80/12 K/BB ratio (over 80 2/3 innings) into his next start, a home date with the Giants.
Jun 5 - 1:25 AM

Matt Harvey took the loss Friday after giving up four runs over eight innings against the Marlins.

The big blow was a three-run homer by Justin Bour in the fourth inning. Harvey was pretty dominant otherwise, allowing a total of six hits and one walk while striking out a season-high 11 batters. He's now winless over his last five starts and will bring a 3.11 ERA into a start against the Diamondbacks on the road next week.
May 29 - 9:42 PM

Matt Harvey (arm) threw a bullpen session Tuesday.

And the reports were good. Mets manager Terry Collins suggested Sunday that the ace right-hander is going through a period of "dead arm," but that's a pretty common thing for pitchers. Harvey, who allowed seven runs in four innings Saturday in the Mets' loss to the Pirates, is a pretty good bet to bounce back Friday versus the Marlins.
May 26 - 4:28 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins suggested Sunday that Matt Harvey may be going through a period of "dead arm."

Harvey had the worst outing of his career Saturday in the Mets' loss to the Pirates, yielding seven earned runs in four innings. But he was dominant against the Cardinals in his start before and the "dead arm" thing is really just speculation from Collins anyway. "I have not talked to Matt yet, but it looks like he might be going through some of that dead arm stuff that sometimes happens," said the Mets' skipper. "He’s going to pitch Friday with five days rest, be ready to go."
May 25 - 9:02 AM

Matt Harvey surrendered seven earned runs in four innings Saturday in the Mets' loss to the Pirates.

It was the worst outing of his young career. Pittsburgh got the scoring started in the bottom of the first inning, with Andrew McCutchen slugging a two-run bomb to center field. Pedro Alvarez then cranked a solo homer in the second, and the Bucs tacked on four more runs in the fourth. Harvey should bounce back next week in a start at home against the Marlins.
May 23 - 7:01 PM

Matt Harvey shut out the Cardinals over eight innings in a no-decision on Monday as the Mets eventually walked off winners in the 14th inning.

Harvey was in line for the win, but Jeurys Familia blew the save in the ninth. The right-hander gave up only six hits and a walk while striking out nine. With the outing, Harvey got his ERA below 2.00 at 1.98 along with a 0.91 WHIP and a 56/8 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings. Harvey will make his third attempt at his sixth win over the weekend in Pittsburgh against the Pirates.
May 18 - 11:29 PM

Matt Harvey shut out the Cubs over seven innings but got a no-decision as the Mets lost late on Wednesday.

Harvey scattered three hits and a pair of walks while striking out nine. The Cubs brought a runner into scoring position only twice and failed in both situations. Harvey continues to pitch outstanding baseball after missing the entire 2014 season. He's 5-1 with a 2.31 ERA, a 0.92 WHIP, and a 47/7 K/BB ratio in 46 2/3 innings. He will take on the Cardinals at home in his next outing.
May 13 - 10:51 PM

Depth Charts

C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Wilmer Flores
SS1Ruben Tejada
3B1Juan Uribe
2Daniel Murphy
3Kelly Johnson
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Michael Conforto
3Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2Tyler Clippard
3Jenrry Mejia
4Bobby Parnell
5Carlos Torres
6Jerry Blevins
7Alex Torres
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Buddy Carlyle
11Erik Goeddel
12Josh Edgin