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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

MLB.com - Maria Torres: Mets’ ace right-hander feels good after tossing 20 fastballs at team’s Minors complex

So less than a year has passed in what’s normally a 12-18-month rehab process. Harvey had been concerned before Tuesday’s session that he wouldn’t be able to find the strike zone or that he’d forget his mechanics, which he won’t alter—but all the concern was for naught. He threw hard, like “nothing had happened.”

“I didn’t think things would feel this good and this easy, but I couldn’t be happier,” he said. “Excited about moving forward. The mechanics, I feel like they didn’t leave in the amount of time that I wasn’t able to use them. I was happy that things were smooth and I’m glad I had no setbacks.”

Harvey will continue his throwing program in Florida. He’ll throw about three more 20-pitch bullpen sessions before he starts mixing in his secondary pitches and increasing the amount of throws. He will work his way up to live batting practice and, from there, keep throwing through September. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told the media on Friday that the team planned to shut Harvey down at the beginning of October.

I feel like the Mets have been whacked in the forehead by Ernest Angley

Lassus Posted: August 05, 2014 at 09:29 PM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Lassus Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:11 AM (#4765459)
I'm sorry, I'm going to break the rules and bump this before it falls off the newsstand.
   2. JE (Jason) Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:47 AM (#4765501)
Poor Lassus. :(
   3. billyshears Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:49 AM (#4765504)
There are too many positive signs for the Mets right now - I'm pretty sure Jacob deGrom is about to get hit by a bus.
   4. formerly dp Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:53 AM (#4765507)
I wouldn't mind seeing him throw an inning in late September. But nothing good would come of it.
   5. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:59 AM (#4765520)
There are too many positive signs for the Mets right now - I'm pretty sure Jacob deGrom is about to get hit by a bus.

There's an oddly positive vibe about the Mets right now considering the fact that they are on pace to win between 70-80 games for the 6th straight season.
   6. Captain Supporter Posted: August 06, 2014 at 02:31 PM (#4765661)
There is a positive vibe about the Mets because Sandy Alderson has stubbornly stuck to his plan to rebuild the farm system and his young pitching staff despite the constant carping of Met fans who believe that wasting money on expensive free agents is the only way the Wilpons can prove themselves worthy of their fanbase.
   7. formerly dp Posted: August 06, 2014 at 02:47 PM (#4765677)
There's an oddly positive vibe about the Mets right now considering the fact that they are on pace to win between 70-80 games for the 6th straight season.
Wright's struggles are starting to become troubling, no? And Gee's looked like a different pitcher since returning from the DL. Lots of positive developments, but some questions heading into the last couple of months.
   8. Lassus Posted: August 06, 2014 at 02:55 PM (#4765686)
His loss of power is sad sad sad.
   9. billyshears Posted: August 06, 2014 at 02:56 PM (#4765688)
David Wright is a weird player.
   10. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: August 06, 2014 at 03:10 PM (#4765705)
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told the media on Friday that the team planned to shut Harvey down at the beginning of October.

Good call. As long as he's a Met there's no point getting used to pitching in October.

High five! Totally makes up for the fact that when I clicked the link I thought I was going to learn about a previously unknown to me Met Ace Mario Torres.
   11. Conor Posted: August 06, 2014 at 03:20 PM (#4765728)
Gee just seems like he's regressing to what he is; a back end starter.

I never have any idea what to make of Wright. He'll probably be awesome next year.
   12. Batman Posted: August 06, 2014 at 03:38 PM (#4765752)
I don't know who Maria Torres was or how she became the Mets ace, but I'm glad she feels good about throwing baseballs at a building.
   13. formerly dp Posted: August 06, 2014 at 03:43 PM (#4765758)
Gee just seems like he's regressing to what he is; a back end starter.
Could it be that he's not fully recovered from whatever he was DL'd for? Because Gee looked better than a back-end starter for over a season, and I'm not ready to write that off after a few bad starts.
   14. Accent Shallow Posted: August 06, 2014 at 03:47 PM (#4765762)
I don't know who Maria Torres was or how she became the Mets ace, but I'm glad she feels good about throwing baseballs at a building.

I'm sure most Mets' fans would feel better after throwing some baseballs at some Mets' affiliated buildings.
   15. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: August 06, 2014 at 04:24 PM (#4765802)
Because Gee looked better than a back-end starter for over a season, and I'm not ready to write that off after a few bad starts.

I'm arguably Gee's biggest fan around here but I think it's more that he was lucky earlier in the season and now that luck is evening out. There's nothing wrong with being a solid back of the rotation starter especially when you consider that he was drafted in the 21st round. Gee knows what he is doing out there and gets the most out of his talent but he doesn't have the stuff to be a front of the rotation type starter.
   16. Conor Posted: August 06, 2014 at 04:28 PM (#4765807)
Could it be that he's not fully recovered from whatever he was DL'd for? Because Gee looked better than a back-end starter for over a season, and I'm not ready to write that off after a few bad starts.


Wasn't that a lot of that fortunate babip numbers? Here are his FIPS by month last year

April: 5.46
May (believe he turned the corner at the end of may, right?): 3.69
June: 3.96
July: 4.24
August: 3.98
September: 2.99

And then this year, before he got hurt
April: 4.36
May: 4.22

I don't wan tot be a slave to FIP, but that's basically one really great month.

   17. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: August 06, 2014 at 09:24 PM (#4765999)
Rafael Montero is pitching well again. In his last two starts, he has gone a combined 14.2 IP without allowing a run. He has given up just 4 hits while posting a 17/4 k/bb ratio. He's kind of been forgotten this year but he's still a pretty good prospect.

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