Warthen appreciates having Harvey aboard once again to lead the way, and also to add some confidence and swagger to a staff that is seemingly blending together nicely early on.
According to the New York Post, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey will likely make his first start of 2015 on April 9 against the Nationals in Washington, DC.
Mets ace Matt Harvey might be returning from elbow surgery with another nasty pitch.
Matt Harvey drew an ovation from the crowd of 100-150 fans and high-fives from teammates after stepping off the mound Friday.
Is the city’s baseball landscape about to shift? Curtis Granderson, who played for the Yankees from 2010-13 and is entering his second season with the Mets, certainly thinks so.
The Mets’ pitching staff is loaded, so who will get the ball on opening day when the Amazin’s take on the division-rival Nationals on April 6?
He didn’t limit the session to fastballs. The 25-year-old threw some secondary stuff, and tossed a devastating curveball that manager Terry Collins called “stinkin’ dynamite.”
Manager Terry Collins had some rather interesting things to say about his team, his players and his expectations for 2015 over the last couple of days. So let’s take a listen back.
Matt Harvey? Present — and definitely accounted for. The feistiness is still there. And that’s probably a very good sign.
“We’ve been sitting around for four years asking everybody to be patient and even the players,” Collins said Saturday after the first workout for pitchers and catchers.
While the Mets plan to closely monitor Matt Harvey’s innings, Sandy Alderson says his ace right-hander could throw 200 — including the postseason — in his first year back from elbow surgery.
The Mets are getting better with each passing year, and with most of their key players healthy they figure to have a decent shot at a playoff spot in 2015. But they are certainly not without their question marks.
There’s a different vibe this year in Port St. Lucie. Some are already picking New York as their dark horse in the NL East. Why? It’s all about that ace.
The dream, of course, is that Matt Harvey will be dominant coming off Tommy John surgery. The reality says he’s 50-50 to resume his reign of terror on NL hitters until he actually starts proving it.
“Whatever they decide, obviously that’s what we’re going to go with, and we’ll see what happens throughout spring training,” he said. “My goal is to be ready for opening day.”