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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Matt Harvey Out Of Answers For Rough Season

It was not fun to watch.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 19, 2017 at 07:08 AM | 15 comment(s)
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Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Matt Harvey’s dubious future comes down to these five starts | New York Post

Three days rest?

If you blinked Saturday, you might have missed Matt Harvey’s ignominious return to the mound in Houston in which his ravaged right arm was torched for seven runs on eight hits in two innings by the Astros.

But apparently Harvey was enthused enough about his performance that he’s rushing back out there, moved up a day in the rotation to pitch Wednesday against the Phillies on three days of rest after having thrown 70 pitches in his first big league start since June 14.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 05, 2017 at 10:36 AM | 9 comment(s)
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Sunday, September 03, 2017

Mets’ Matt Harvey still predicting success

Matt Harvey stood on the mound on Saturday afternoon, supposedly a changed man. It was a newer, trimmer, healthier Harvey ready to show that the first part of his dismal 2017 season was behind him, and he can get outs and put up zeros.

It didn’t happen.

Harvey was shelled right from the start. The Houston Astros hit him for four runs in the first inning and three more in the second. It was hard to watch. Harvey didn’t even get a swing-and-miss until his 25th pitch. The velocity wasn’t there and neither was the stuff. It was as though everything that had made him successful in the past was stripped away. All he was left with was a flat, low-90s fastball.

The Mets have to consider non-tending him, right?

Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: September 03, 2017 at 08:41 AM | 16 comment(s)
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Monday, August 28, 2017

Matt Harvey is coming back and Mets see one good sign already | New York Post

Is anyone still optimistic Matt Harvey can still be an ace?

Jim Furtado Posted: August 28, 2017 at 07:30 AM | 12 comment(s)
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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Matt Harvey says he’s ready to return to Mets after latest rehab start | Newsday

Magical thinking.

Harvey has been on the Mets’ disabled list since June 16 with a stress injury to the scapula bone in his right shoulder that had sapped the 28-year-old’s velocity. Harvey’s fastball typically sat in the 90-to-92 miles-per-hour range throughout Saturday’s start and his velocity reached 93 on the stadium radar gun on a few occasions.

“It’s going to come and go,” Harvey said of the velocity. “Once you get the adrenaline going in a big-league game . . . then the velocity will come.”

Jim Furtado Posted: August 27, 2017 at 08:34 AM | 2 comment(s)
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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Matt Harvey looks fitter in ‘effortless’ live pitching session | New York Post

“My arm can work the way that it’s supposed to,” Harvey said. “The strength program that we did for the back of my shoulder and the scap area, now it’s moving the proper way. I was talking to [pitching coach] Dan Warthen the other day when I came back from Florida and I said I was excited because it was finally fun to throw a baseball again.”

Jim Furtado Posted: August 09, 2017 at 07:03 AM | 4 comment(s)
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Sunday, August 06, 2017

Olney: What should the Mets do with Matt Harvey? - Buster Olney Blog- ESPN

Over 2016 and 2017, Harvey has allowed 97 runs and compiled 130 strikeouts in 163 innings. I asked some evaluators and agents this week: If Harvey didn’t throw another pitch this season, what could he get as a free agent on a one-year deal? Most of the projections were in the area of $10 million, with some as high as $12 million, with incentive clauses based on games started. That’s more than what he’ll make with the Mets through his last round of arbitration, so he continues to be seen in the industry as a source of potential.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 06, 2017 at 09:37 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey resume throwing | MLB.com

This is very sad.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 18, 2017 at 10:09 AM | 15 comment(s)
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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Mets’ Matt Harvey concerned about arm fatigue | MLB.com

He looked awful.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 15, 2017 at 06:22 AM | 29 comment(s)
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Matt Harvey studies past success and discovers arm slot issue in recent troubles | Newsday

Is this really true? Six inches higher? How does a pitching coach not notice a change like this?

“Looking at video from successful starts that I’ve had in the past, we found out that my arm slot was like six inches higher [than in previous years],’’ Harvey said Sunday. “Not this past start, but the previous ones. It kind of dated back to last year when I had some issues with my rib and I couldn’t throw from my normal arm slot because of the injury.”

“So I think I probably got into a habit similar to what I did last year, thinking I still had to throw from that angle instead of my normal arm slot,’’ Harvey said. “So we watched a lot of video and lowered the arm slot. I felt like I was throwing side-armed, but we went back and watched the video and it was exactly the same as it was in ’13.’’

In 2013, Harvey was 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA and struck out 191 in 178 1⁄3 innings.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 23, 2017 at 08:33 AM | 8 comment(s)
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Monday, May 22, 2017

Mets need Matt Harvey to get his act together now more than ever - NY Daily News

One amusing moment during the Mets game was Mike Trout AB against Milone. Trout had a bad swing on a Milone pitch and Keith Hernandez (I think) made a comment about not needing to throw 95 to be effective. I turned to my wife and said, “Trout’s going to take him deep now.” Five seconds later, boom!

After the game, Terry Collins said the Mets are probably going to push Zack Wheeler back a day from his scheduled Wednesday start to give him an extra day’s rest and they might do it with Jacob deGrom, who developed a blister on his right ring finger in his last start. That means Milone, who only threw 43 pitches in Sunday’s embarrassing 12-5 loss, would come back and start on Wednesday.

“Have we pushed him too hard? I don’t think that,” Collins said of Wheeler, who missed the last two seasons rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. “We were kind of anticipating there might be a time, been so long since he pitched, he might be a little fatigued. ... He said to Dan (Warthen, the pitching coach) I could use an extra day and that made sense.”

Jim Furtado Posted: May 22, 2017 at 08:27 AM | 2 comment(s)
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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

‘Embarrassed’ Matt Harvey Begs Mets For Forgiveness

Because you can never get enough Matt Harvey.  And because he almost did everything right (well, except for that part about not ruling out filing for a grievance).  And because I look forward to his apologists explaining to us why he never should have apologized for having a migraine or playing golf or whatever. 

Captain Supporter Posted: May 09, 2017 at 04:08 PM | 129 comment(s)
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What Matt Harvey was doing the night before his suspension | Page Six

If this is the truth, maybe Harvey should just accept his suspension.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 09, 2017 at 08:55 AM | 38 comment(s)
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Internal frustration with Matt Harvey lingers after Mets personnel made welfare check Saturday, sources say | Newsday

“Something had to happen,” another teammate said. “There had to be a sense of accountability.”

Jim Furtado Posted: May 09, 2017 at 08:42 AM | 18 comment(s)
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Monday, May 08, 2017


Sunday, May 07, 2017

Mets suspend Matt Harvey three days without pay for violating team rules

Matt Harvey has been suspended for three days without pay for violating club rules, Sandy Alderson announced Sunday. Though Alderson wouldn’t say what the starting pitcher was disciplined for, team sources said the suspension stems from a compilation of issues dating back to last year. The suspension is not related to the sex toy spotted in Kevin Plawecki’s locker on Friday night, a source said.

Mets owner Fred Wilpon and COO Jeff Wilpon were spotted on the field having a heated conversation before Saturday’s game, according to an industry source. The two were believed to be discussing decisions related to the matter.

Starting in Harvey’s place is 29-year-old lefty journeyman Adam Wilk, who has 26.1 innings of Major League experience. Noah Syndergaard was placed on the 60-day disabled list to make room for Wilk on the 40-man roster.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 07, 2017 at 01:24 PM | 23 comment(s)
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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Matt Harvey feels better on the mound | MLB.com

I haven’t watched this start yet but it doesn’t sound promising.

The issue, Harvey said, is not stuff, but location—as soon as he fixes that, he implied, he’ll be back to his old self. But fixing it won’t be easy. As Collins noted, there is not much precedent to determine when Harvey might fully recover from the thoracic surgery he underwent last July—or, truth be told, if he ever will.

“Not a lot of guys really have ever come back to be 100 percent again,” Collins said. “When you’ve lost feeling in your fingers, you’ve got to regain the release point, the feel of the seams, and I don’t think there’s any given studies that have said, ‘hey, it’s going to happen in six months or eight months.’”

For now, Harvey will continue to work on his craft in bullpen sessions. Following his previous start, he and pitching coach Dan Warthen pored over video, diagnosing a pitcher who “was fighting myself so badly with all sorts of different things.” Harvey concluded that he “was all out of whack” with his mechanics, which he says he corrected during Tuesday’s start.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 03, 2017 at 06:37 AM | 7 comment(s)
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Friday, April 07, 2017

Klapisch: Is this the return of the Dark Knight?

Except for two fastballs to Matt Kemp, Harvey looked great yesterday. If he can carry forward this to future starts, he might be the Mets 1B.

Remember, though, this is a work in progress for Harvey. There’s no guarantee he’ll become the monster who dominated the National League four years ago. But if early impressions mean anything, Harvey’s arm is healthy again and has coupled the restored health with a better, more mature understanding of how to get through an opposing lineup a second and third time.

Instead of trying to channel Noah Syndergaard, Harvey instead owned the strike zone, throwing first-pitch strikes to the first 11 batters he faced. “The biggest thing for me … was really trying to pound the (strike) zone and go as deep as I can into the game,” he said.  “I was able to locate the fastball away and was able to throw some good sliders and change-ups when I needed to.”

Jim Furtado Posted: April 07, 2017 at 02:58 PM | 5 comment(s)
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Monday, March 27, 2017

Matt Harvey hits 97 in best start of spring | MLB.com

Mid 90s plus he’s an ace. Low 90s he’s a backend guy.

“Today, he amped it up a little bit,” Collins said. “And I’m sure when we get to Citi Field and he gets out there for the first time, he’ll amp it up that day, also.”
It wasn’t just velocity that boosted Harvey in his best start of the spring. There was also a high-80s slider that Harvey routinely buried low-and-away to right-handed hitters, plus a command of all pitches that Harvey lacked for much of the spring.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 27, 2017 at 09:13 AM | 6 comment(s)
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