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Sat, 04 May 2013 10:53:55 -0700
New York Mets SP Jonathon Niese will start against the Atlanta Braves Sunday, May 5, instead of SP Matt Harvey. Both pitchers had their starts pushed back because of inclement weather that postponed the game Saturday, May 4.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:11:54 -0700
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey has thrown his slider 97 times this year and given up only one hit on the pitch. Harvey didn't throw a slider much in the minors, but when he came up to the Mets, pitching coach Dan Warthen changed Harvey's grip on the pitch a bit, and Harvey was surprised at how hard he could throw it and how much the pitch moved. "Basically," Harvey said, "I just offset the grip on my fastball -- and throw the crap out of it."
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:09:02 -0700
A scout praised New York Mets SP Matt Harvey over Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg after watching the two pitchers square off against one another last week. "If you didn't know who was who, you'd have thought Harvey was Strasburg and Strasburg was Harvey. You know, I've always loved Strasburg, and I've given him the highest grade you could give a player. But if you were to ask me which guy was the better bet to be great for the next five years, I'd say Harvey. His stuff's just as good. And he has a better delivery," the scout said.
Sun, 21 Apr 2013 23:50:08 -0700
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey is the first pitcher in the modern era to win his first four starts while allowing no more than 10 hits combined, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Harvey is 4-0 with a 0.93 ERA, while other Mets starters are 6-6 with a 5.95 ERA.
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 09:39:06 -0700
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey fanned nine hitters for the second straight start to beat the Philadelphia Phillies Monday, April 8, in a game in which he overshadowed SP Roy Halladay on the bump. Harvey allowed only one run in the fourth inning, and he gave up only three hits and two walks to lower his career ERA to 2.33 in 12 starts. He's striking out close to 11 hitters per nine innings. Harvey lacked some fastball command Monday, but he successfully was able to rely on his offspeed offerings.
Fantasy Tip: Harvey is quickly developing into ace-like material. When everything is working for him, he can be devastating and unhittable. His strikeout upside is dynamite. Expect him to be a front-line fantasy pitching commodity for years to come if he continues to pitch like he can.
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:19:20 -0700
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey, who allowed six hits and two runs in 5 1/3 innings Monday, March 18, while striking out six and walking one, was happy with his curveball. "I was really happy about my curveball," Harvey said. "Unfortunately, I gave up too many hits in my mind, but overall I'm healthy and feeling good. The biggest thing from last year was not having my curveball. I threw a lot of good ones 0-0 (today) and was able to throw it in the dirt when I needed to. That's a big pitch for me. Having that back is definitely a big plus for me." Harvey is also focused on inducing ground balls to limit his pitch total and enabling him to pitch deeper into games.
Fantasy Tip: Harvey is an impressive pitching prospect with high-K upside heading into his first full season. He's a must-own in NL leagues and keeper setups, but his command issues make him more of a back end starter in mixed universes.
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:54:12 -0800
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey tossed 4 1/3 no-hit innings in his spring outing Thursday, March 7, and he threw 35 of his 48 pitches for strikes. He struck out five batters. "He's on a mission to be real good. When you bring something up to him, he applies himself. He's in tremendous shape. He was only going to go about five more pitches anyway, but he told me afterward, 'I had 50 left in me,'" manager Terry Collins said. Harvey was throwing across his body in his last outing, but he was much more efficient Thursday after making a fix.
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:07:29 -0800
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said SP Matt Harvey won't be on an innings limit this season after throwing 170 frames last year.
Fri, 25 Jan 2013 12:48:31 -0800
Al Goetz, the agent for New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler, believes his client should begin the year in the team's starting rotation. "If the Mets have five starters better than what I saw from (Wheeler) they will win the East," Goetz tweeted. However, the Mets already have a full rotation with SPs Johan Santana, Matt Harvey, Jonathon Niese, Dillon Gee and Shaun Marcum.
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:15:56 -0700
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey will be shut down for the season after making his final start Wednesday, Sept. 19. He will not be allowed to throw bullpen sessions once he's shut down.