MATT HARVEY NEWS

The Frightening Prospect of a Good Matt Harvey Curveball

Matt Harvey hasn’t been featured in these digital pages since the illustrious David Temple pointed out in early August that the Mets right-hander was throwing again after 2013 Tommy John surgery. With his coming start on Friday against the Tigers in the Grapefruit League, Harvey is about to be pitching again to major league hitters; […]
Via Fangraphs
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Expect Matt Harvey To Make 30 Starts

Mets manager Terry Collins was a guest on Mets Hot Stove on Tuesday at Tradition Field. He told Gary Apple that in his first year back from Tommy John surgery, Matt Harvey should make at least 30 starts. “There are going to be nights when he’s dominant, and you got to let him stay out there, which means next time we’re gonna have to cut him back.” “Matt and I have...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Remembering That Baseball Is Supposed To Be Fun

During today’s Intrasquad game, which ended in a scoreless tie by the way, the Daily News handed Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom a couple of mice and the two go doing play by play.   That’s what spring training is all about right there. A few dozen players taking to the field to prepare for a new season but still having fun and remembering its just a game. I miss those old days...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Harvey To Make Season Debut April 9 Against Nationals

Matt Harvey will likely make his regular season debut on April 9 against the Nationals in DC according to a report by Kevin Kernan of the NY Post. The Mets ace will then be slated to start the team’s second home game on April 14, against the Phillies at Citi Field. “The Mets don’t need Harvey to over-amp it on Opening Day in Washington and run into issues as he returns...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dan Warthen Deserves Heaps Of Credit For Mets’ Pitching Renaissance

Pitching coach Dan Warthen told Marc Carig of Newsday that he is “very skeptical” Harvey will be allowed to reach the 200 inning threshold that Sandy Alderson talked about last week. Warthen indicated that a more appropriate limit would be between 180 and 190 innings pitched. “I would be very skeptical of 200 innings,” Warthen told the newspaper. “I don’t think we...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Matters: Looking At Harvey, Left Field And Other Issues

It is way too early for rave reviews, but the first impression of Matt Harvey have been positive. Harvey threw to hitters – who swung this time – Monday morning and the reaction has been good. Curtis Granderson especially liked Harvey’s command, telling reporters: “The big thing is he went to both sides of the plate really consistently and accurately and effectively. If...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey Progressing Smoothly, Mets Still Cautious

Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets pitches against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on August 10, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Mandatory Credit: Jason Szenes/Getty Images) As the New York Mets strive to improve in 2015, much of that progression will be determined by how ace pitcher Matt Harvey recovers. Having undergone Tommy John...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Harvey shows off curveball in 2nd batting practice session

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) Mets ace Matt Harvey might be returning from elbow surgery with another nasty pitch. Throwing batting practice for the second time this spring, Harvey showed off an impressive curveball that neither David Wright or Curtis Granderson were able to hit. ''I always threw sliders and I don't know where this curveball came from, so it's nice having that develop...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No-Brainer: If Not Harvey, Colon Should Be Opening Day Starter

If the Mets are to name an Opening Day starter who isn’t Matt Harvey, there is only one logical choice and that is Bartolo Colon as he is the least likely to be overwhelmed by the circumstances. COLON: A no-brainer. Jon Niese has been an Opening Day starter before, but as a left hander I would slot him No. 3 to put a break in the rotation. Starting him in the first game would...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Spring Wrap: Wright Sets Things Straight, Harvey Excited After Throwing BP

Here’s a roundup of all the news and notes from Port St. Lucie today. Matt Harvey faced live batters on Monday for the second time this spring as he prepares for his first Grapefruit League start on Friday against the Detroit Tigers. He faced David Wright and Curtis Granderson and threw 26 pitches in all. Four swings and misses, four foul balls, four balls in play, two pitchouts...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Harvey To Throw Batting Practice Monday, Hitters Allowed To Swing

The team announced that Matt Harvey is scheduled to throw live batting practice again on Monday. Unlike last week, the Mets say that hitters will be allowed to swing on Monday. February 27 It was a big day for Matt Harvey who pitched to live batters today at Port St. Lucie for the first time in 18 months. The big righthander let it rip, throwing all four of his pitches with ease...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sights and sounds from Port Saint Lucie

Following a rain-shortened day, the New York Mets returned outside to take cuts against pitchers for the first time this spring. Michael Cuddyer, Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy and David Wright -“The core four, or whatever”, according to Matt Harvey, is sticking together in camp. The group alternates taking batting practice, and did so against farmhands Erik Goeddel and Cory...
Via Around Citi
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Matt Harvey impresses in first action

The Mets hope that Matt Harvey returns to his 2013 form after 18 months of rest and rehab from elbow surgery April is right around the corner, and hope is in the air. Around this time, most MLB teams are gearing up for another season. A lot of projections and things of that nature are coming out right about now. However, everyone is 0-0, so everyone has a reason to be optimistic...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Noah Syndergaard: Refocused, Recharged, Driven

While all the attention and focus was on Matt Harvey during Friday’s live batting practice at Tradition Field, top prospect Noah Syndergaard also tossed to Mets batters and was equally as impressive. “It was nice coming in and throwing after Harvey did. All the eyes are more on him than me. It’s cool to share the same mound as he did and to be included with guys like him,...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Ace Matt Harvey Is Finally Back In Action

New York Mets’ starting pitcher Matt Harvey had Tommy John surgery in October of 2013 and he was far from what you might call a “happy camper” or even a remotely cooperative one about it. Initially he attempted rehabbing his torn ulnar collateral ligament but reluctantly opted for the procedure as it is, on the whole, much more effective. As soon as Harvey was out of surgery...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Matters: Harvey Sharp In Throw Session

Matt Harvey threw two 20-pitch sessions to hitters without pain Friday and is on track to start, March 6, against Detroit. Harvey threw to David Wright, Michael Cuddyer, Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy, who only tracked pitches and did not swing. Harvey couldn’t be happier. “It was awesome,’’ Harvey told reporters in Port St. Lucie. “You step in the box and you have...
Via New York Mets Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Harvey throws to batters for 1st time since elbow surgery

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) Matt Harvey drew an ovation from the crowd of 100-150 fans and high-fives from teammates after stepping off the mound Friday. The New York Mets ace threw 43 pitches to David Wright, Michael Cuddyer, Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy in his first time facing hitters since elbow-ligament replacement surgery on Oct. 22, 2013. The batters tracked the pitches...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey Wows The Crowd During Live Batting Practice

It was a big day for Matt Harvey who pitched to live batters today at Port St. Lucie for the first time in 18 months. The big righthander let it rip, throwing all four of his pitches with ease and precision as he faced his teammates David Wright, Michael Cuddyer, Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy – a grouping he called “our core four.”   “I was in compete mode,” Harvey...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What is Matt Harvey’s kryptonite?

New York Mets ace Matt Harvey’s bullpen session sparked cheers from a fan base that has endured eight consecutive playoff-less seasons – but does he have a weakness? Harvey’s 36 dominant Major League starts have made him the undisputed ace of the team, but the Dark Knight will need to adapt to overcome one blemish on an otherwise pristine resume: His ability to pitch effectively...
Via Around Citi
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What does Matt Harvey mean to the New York Mets?

So 2014 was supposed to be the year the New York Mets finally took the next step. The year they finally competed and were once again true playoff contenders. But that changed very quickly when Matt Harvey was lost for the season. Harvey had to undergo Tommy John surgery after suffering discomfort at the end of the 2013 season. Harvey made his major league debut on July 26, 2012 against...
Via NYMetsLife
5 days ago  |  Discuss

All Eyes On Harvey Today

The longest journey begins with a single step and Matt Harvey will take another one today when he throws to hitters for the first time this spring. The toast of New York two years ago when he captured the town’s imagination with his blazing fastball and grit, will again have all eyes on him. HARVEY: All eyes on him this morning. (AP) Harvey last pitched, Aug. 24, 2013, when he...
Via New York Mets Report
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Harvey Scheduled To Make Spring Debut March 6

Anthony Causi/New York Daily News The last time Mets fans celebrated “Harvey Day”, as Matt Harvey’s starts had been dubbed, was August 24 of 2013. That day he took on Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers and pitched 6.2 innings while getting pounded for 13 hits. Two months later, Harvey found himself on the operating table undergoing the infamous Tommy John surgery, performed...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: New York Mets

The Mets moved decisively early in the offseason, adding a much-needed bat to the outfield in Michael Cuddyer. Unfortunately, general manager Sandy Alderson did little else, as it quickly became once again clear that team ownership wasn’t going to significantly increase payroll. Dreams of trading for a franchise shortstop kept fans warm throughout the winter, but the front office...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Harvey Tentatively Scheduled To Pitch March 6th Against Tigers

A team source told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that Matt Harvey is tentatively scheduled to make his first spring training appearance on March 6 when the Mets take on the Detroit Tigers at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. The game will be broadcast on SNY and would be Harvey’s first live game action since August 24, 2013. Harvey To Face Live Batters On Friday So far it’s been...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey To Face Live Batters On Friday

So far it’s been all good news for Matt Harvey. His confident demeanor coupled with some impressive bullpens and workouts has everyone at Port St. Lucie coming away impressed. “It doesn’t look like he’s missed much of a beat,” manager Terry Collins said. “You watch the command of his fastball and working both sides of the plate like he hardly has missed anything.”...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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