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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mets Injury Update: Matt Harvey throws sim game


By on 9/16/2014 05:00:00 PM

With 11 games remaining in the 2014 season, the New York Mets are sitting at 72-79, fourth in the National League East. A bright spot has been the pitching staff, ranked a respectable 12th in the Major Leagues in ERA at 3.57. The numbers are even more impressive considering the Mets have been without reliever Bobby Parnell for all but one appearance and starter Matt Harvey for the entire season. The good news is that Harvey threw a simulated game on Monday, and looked sharp.


As reported by Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, Harvey threw off the main pitching mound at Citi Field on Monday. In his final throwing session of the season, Harvey reached 95 mph on his fastball, had a sharp break on his curve ball and mixed in some change ups.

The Mets expect Harvey to be ready in the spring, although not completely without limits. A modification to his off season routine is not out of the question, nor is a limit to his innings early in the season.  The team is hoping that the restrictions put on Harvey this season will benefit him and the team for the 2015 season.

Harvey was excellent last season for the Mets, going 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA. In 178 1/3 innings, he allowed only 135 hits, walked 31 and struck out 191. In two Major League seasons, Harvey has a record of 12-10 with a 2.39 ERA and 261 strikeouts in 237 2/3 innings. 


 
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