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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
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Matt Harvey turned in a strong performance in Friday's no-decision against the Red Sox, firing six innings of scoreless baseball.
Harvey struck out eight, walked one and allowed just two hits during his six innings on the mound. This should have been enough to earn him a victory, but Mets reliever Logan Verrett was knocked for three runs in the seventh and the Red Sox would ultimately win 6-4 in 10 innings. Tough outcome aside, Harvey's now allowed one or fewer runs in each of his last five starts while boasting a 2.48 ERA and 0.99 WHIP for the season. Given the way he's throwing the ball, his upcoming home outing against the Phillies should be a breeze. Aug 28 - 11:41 PM

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The Mets will skip Matt Harvey's next turn in the rotation on Sunday.

Harvey is currently on pace to throw 208 innings, which is significantly more than the 185-195 the Mets had him projected for coming into the season. Manager Terry Collins said Friday that this is the only time they plan on skipping Harvey's turn, although that's assuming they're able to go to a six-man rotation in September as planned. Logan Verrett is starting Sunday in Colorado.
Aug 21 - 5:50 PM

Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets could begin skipping starts for Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard this week.

They surely won't skip both at the same time, and since Syndergaard is slated to start Wednesday it would see Harvey might be first up to get skipped. Logan Verrett has been called up mainly to serve as a reliever but has been told he could make a spot start or two. The Mets have set a soft innings cap of 185-195 for Harvey and he's currently on pace for 210. Syndergaard has about 60 innings left. The Mets have made it clear that they will not completely shut down either pitcher.
Aug 19 - 9:33 AM

Matt Harvey got a no-decision, holding the Pirates to a run in six innings, but the Mets lost 8-1 on Sunday.

Pedro Alvarez drilled fastball over the fence in right-center, serving as the Pirates' only run against him on the afternoon. Harvey gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out six. He's held the opposition to one or zero runs in each of his last four starts, and hasn't given up more than three earned runs since June 10. It's no surprise, then, that he has a 2.57 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP, and a 141/32 K/BB ratio over 154 innings. Harvey matches up with the Rockies at Coors Field next.
Aug 16 - 5:30 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Tuesday that Matt Harvey is on pace to hit his innings threshold "fast."

Collins said it after Harvey fired eight shutout frames in a win over the Rockies. The Mets haven't announced a strict innings limit for Harvey in his first year back from Tommy John surgery, although Collins floated the number 190 early on in the season. Harvey is already at 148, putting him on pace for 212. Collins said that the club will use a spot starter soon in order to back Harvey off a bit.
Aug 11 - 10:20 PM

Matt Harvey was masterful en route to a win on Tuesday, blanking the Rockies over eight innings.

The right-hander scattered four hits (three singles) while walking none and striking out four. Since June 16, Harvey has a 1.45 ERA in 68 1/3 innings -- utterly dominant. He'll head into next week's home start against the Pirates with a 2.61 season-wide ERA, a 0.99 WHIP, and a 135/31 K/BB ratio over 148 innings.
Aug 11 - 10:01 PM

Matt Harvey pitched seven shutout innings against the Marlins in a win on Wednesday, helping the Mets extend their winning streak to six games.

The right-hander allowed only two hits while walking none and striking out six. It's his third dominant outing a row, and the ninth consecutive start he's held the opposition to three or fewer earned runs. Harvey now boasts a 2.76 ERA with a 1.02 WHIP and a 131/31 K/BB ratio over 140 innings for the first-place Mets. He'll play host to the Rockies in his next start.
Aug 5 - 10:20 PM

Matt Harvey was handed a no-decision Friday against the Nationals after allowing one run over 7 2/3 innings.

Harvey was dominant for most of the night, retiring the first 16 batters he faced before Jose Lobaton broke things up with a one-out single in the top of the sixth. He held the Nationals scoreless until a game-tying RBI single from Yunel Escobar with two outs in the eighth, which turned out to be his final batter of the night. While he couldn't finish it off, it was another impressive start. He'll bring a 3.05 ERA into a start against the Marlins on the road next week.
Aug 1 - 12:04 AM

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

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

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