Found July 10, 2013 on New York Mets Report:
The New York Mets officially pulled the plug on Matt Harvey’s start Saturday in Pittsburgh, but did they do it for the right reasons? Was it to give his blisters a chance to heal and begin a program to limit his innings or prepare him to pitch in the All-Star Game? Or, is it a matter of coincidence as to the timing? The Mets did not pull the plug on the All-Star Game, and if the blisters aren’t healed, they wouldn’t say if they’d keep him out of what is basically an exhibition game. WHEELER: Stars against Giants. (Getty) For the past three weeks the buzz has been not will Harvey pitch in the All-Star Game, but would he start? And, if not him, then how about Zack Wheeler after what he did today in San Francisco? Kidding, but if these guys develop as the Mets hope there will be plenty of All-Star opportunities for both, but admittedly this might the only chance to start at home. Of course, the Mets want Harvey to start Tuesday night as it puts their franchise in the national spotlight...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Harvey’s Diminished Effectiveness After 100 Pitches Thrown

As I mentioned in my previous post, Matt Harvey threw a season-high 121 pitches last night for the second time this season. Here’s some interesting data from ESPN on Harvey’s diminished effectiveness when he surpasses 100 pitches. There’s a clear case to be made to be wary of using Harvey after 100 pitches anyway: According to ESPN alumnus Steve Glasser, tonight marked the...

The All-Star Game and Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey starting the all-star game on Tuesday at Citi-Field would be a dream come true for him, the organization, and Mets’ fans. Except, I have a HUGE problem with what the Mets are doing to make sure that happens. I know, I have no idea what the Mets are actually planning doing with his start and I understand a lot of it is hearsay, but from what I am gathering, the Mets...

What Message Are Mets Sending With Matt Harvey Decision?

The New York Mets officially pulled the plug on Matt Harvey’s start Saturday in Pittsburgh, but did they do it for the right reasons? Was it to give his blisters a chance to heal and begin a program to limit his innings or prepare him to pitch in the All-Star Game? Or, is it a matter of coincidence as to the timing? The Mets did not pull the plug on the All-Star Game, and if the...

Rather than throwing against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday, New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey should rest with Anne V

Battling a stubborn blister on his right index finger, New York Mets manager Terry Collins may shelve Matt Harvey on Saturday against the Pirates in Pittsburgh. “I didn’t throw a bullpen at all this week,” said Harvey, 24, who would likely use the day of rest to penetrate Anne V. “I’m not going to make that an excuse for anything, but there’s definitely some adjustments...

Terry Collins and the flip-flop on Matt Harvey’s health

Anyone who was paying attention while Bush the first was in office remembers how six words came back to haunt him. During the campaign he famously said, “Read my lips: No new taxes!” And of course he raised taxes and ultimately became a one-term president. This is just one of many cases of a politician doing what we call a flip-flop. Meanwhile, prior to Monday night’s game...

Terry Collins’ Obligation With Matt Harvey Is To Mets, Not National League All-Star Team

His marketing dilemma is understood, but New York Mets manager Terry Collins would be making a mistake if he were to juggle Matt Harvey’s spot in the rotation, or even cut it short, just so his young ace can start Tuesday’s All-Star Game. As of now Harvey’s next start would be Saturday in Pittsburgh, which would leave him enough rest to throw two innings Tuesday.        ...

Pitch Counts: Are They Good For The Game?

100 pitches….Ha…Ha…Ha There was some talk the past couple of days regarding Matt Harvey‘s pitch count, and an 210 innings limit that Sandy Alderson mentioned about a month ago. That innings cap would have Harvey’s season end approximately two weeks before the end of the regular season. Joe D. also pointed out that it seems like Harvey’s effectiveness declines after...

MATT HARVEY MODELS HIGH-END FASHIONS FOR NEW YORK POST PHOTO SHOOT

Matt Harvey is among the professional athletes who will appear in ESPN The Magazine’s upcoming “The Body” issue. But before he bares all, the New York Mets pitcher showed off his style sense in a shoot for the New York Post. Harvey, who revealed that he loves high-end fashion, modeled a range of lux designs from a Gucci tuxedo, Michael Bastian evening jacket and Marc Jacobs...

Mets Native American Heritage Day will not Include Native Americans

The Mets, who would rather have Matt Harvey pitch 2 innings of no hit All Star ball than win either of his next 2 real starts, are stupid. When the Mets approached the American Indian Community... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com

Boomer Esiason, "Jesus Matt Harvey is Getting Bad Advice."

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey, veteran of all of 28 games, is this close has become an insufferable douchejuice. First, Harvey's nude photos for ESPN The Magazine were revealed -- then this morning... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com

Wheeler, Mets complete Giants sweep

Zack Wheeler used to have long talks with Sergio Romo when they were teammates in the Giants organization, and the young pitcher is good pals with Mike Kickham. None of that mattered when Wheeler took the mound at AT&T Park for the first time. He just wanted to pitch well. Wheeler threw seven sharp innings, Marlon Byrd homered again and the New York Mets completed their first...

Marlon Byrd’s big season, Zack Wheeler’s innings, Ike Davis’ streak

The baseball season is 162 games long and that’s about how many columns I write for the site in a year. Not one of my columns is a game recap, which means there’s an awful lot of opinion pieces. Anyone who gives that many opinions in a year is going to be wrong more than once. And that’s okay. Actually the ones that go wrong are often times fascinating. Nowhere has that...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.