So much for Matt Harvey having composure beyond his years.
Harvey’s handling of his minor hip injury Saturday and the Mets’ subsequent response exceeds stupid on so many levels.
HARVEY: Leaves game with back tightness. (AP)
Harvey “tweaked’’ his back but didn’t tell anybody until after he singled in the seventh inning. So, he feels something is wrong, yet he still goes to the plate, where the act of swinging could do further damage?
There is no reason why he should be so reckless. His competitive nature is to be admired and respected, but his thinking here should be criticized. This is a June game with the Miami Marlins, and both teams aren’t going anywhere. There’s no good reason to take a risk.
Even worse, is the Mets letting him go out for his warm-up tosses after the inning before pulling him. Haven’t they learned when a pitcher has an injury that he’s supposed to be pulled immediately?
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