Last night at 3:40 AM, MMO’s Daniel Nelson texts me from AT&T Park to tell me that Matt Harvey has been dealing with a blister on his right index finger for the last few starts, and that there’s a good chance that he could miss his final start before the All-Star Break.
During his post game presser, Terry Collins told a bunch of very tired beat writers that the team will ”probably going back off on his ace or not have him pitch, one or the other.” By back off he meant and extra day of rest and a limited pitch count.
“It kind of started not the last start, but the start before,” Harvey said. “It’s no excuse for my poor pitching. And I feel fine with it. I just have to figure some things out and get back out there.”
He intends on preparing for his next outing on against the Pirates on Saturday as though everything is normal, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Mets caution on the side of safety and have him skip the start altogether.
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