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During a start against the Miami Marlins yesterday, New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey left the game after seven innings with lower back tightness. He did come back out for the eighth inning after throwing only 93 pitches but was immediately taken off the field by Mets manager Terry Collins and the team’s trainer for precautionary reasons. “It’s fine now,” said Harvey. “I think it was after the last pitch in the seventh I kind of felt a little tightness kind of in my lower back, right on the hip area… I was fine to pitch, I could have stayed out there but obviously, I’m risking more injury and that wouldn’t be good. I’m ready to go for my next start, whether that’s Thursday or Friday.” Harvey did reach base during an at-bat prior to and admitted that he felt tightness during then. He also said that the back tightness is a “minor thing”. “As soon as I heard that, that’s a red flag,” said Collins, who added the team will take every precaution necessary. My goodness gracious, if th
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