Found July 08, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw, who leads the majors with a 1.89 ERA, endorses the idea of Mets righty Matt Harvey starting the All-Star Game at Citi Field. "He should," Kershaw told "There's no reason, especially if it's in New York, that he shouldn't start. That's what the fans will want. I've got no problem with that." Harvey, fourth in the majors with a 2.27 ERA, will pitch in front of National League All-Star manager Bruce Bochy on Monday night when he starts for the Mets against the Giants at AT&T Field. The Mets are off Thursday, so Harvey's next scheduled start would be Sunday, potentially eliminating him from consideration to start the All-Star Game. Starters who pitch on the Sunday before the ASG can throw no more than one inning in the game, according to baseball's collective-bargaining agreement. Harvey, however, also could pitch Saturday on regular rest if the Mets reworked their rotation -- something that shouldn't be an issue for the team, which is 11-1/2 games out of first place in the NL East. Kershaw produced another brilliant performance on Sunday, allowing one run in eight innings in the Dodgers' 4-1 victory over the Giants. He could be the first left-hander with a sub-2.00 ERA at the All-Star break since Randy Johnson had a 1.80 ERA for the Diamondbacks in 2000, according to STATS LLC. His final start before the break is scheduled to be Friday at Dodger Stadium against the Rockies.

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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...

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

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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.        ...


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...

Game Preview: Mets @ Giants

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Mets-Giants Preview

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Movin' on up: Dodgers 2nd in NL West

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Wright and Harvey Selected To All-Star Game, Full Rosters

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A.J. Ellis’ Heroics Spark Dodgers to 4-1 Win Over Giants

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