General manager Sandy Alderson said Harvey and the team will talk “over the next week or so” about cutting back on his work, possibly limiting him to bullpen sessions.
The Mets ace said it felt like “nothing had happened,” even though he’s just 10 months removed from Tommy John surgery.
So it was there that this Morning Extravaganza began, with Boomer & Carton on opposite sides of an imaginary fence…
Use of the six-man rotation across Major League Baseball is a matter of when, not if. Decades ago, the Mets changed baseball. Next year, they’ll be in a position to do it again.
The increase in Tommy John surgeries has been dramatic in recent years. But as doctors and other health-care providers learn more and more about the UCL injuries and how to prevent them, those numbers should go down.
Good fortune certainly smiles if the kid works out. If he doesn’t, then the position goes down the tubes. If enough spots follow, then the season goes out the window.
New York’s 9-3 loss to the Indians was overshadowed by the news that rookie sensation Masahiro Tanaka has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow.
“I don’t forget,” Harvey said. “Once I’m back I’ll be excited about getting the chance to help the captain.”
General manager Sandy Alderson said there is nothing wrong with Matt Harvey. In fact the 25-year-old’s recovery might have been going too well.
Harvey, of course, did a memorable skit on Fallon’s show before starting the 2013 National League All-Star Game. The pitcher and the comedian had some fun during the contest, taking shots at each other on social media.
Unless he’d like to face a revision surgery down the road — perhaps sooner than later — Matt Harvey would be wise to take direction from his medical team without a fight.
Noah Syndergaard has already survived an elbow scare this season. Well, the Mets’ top pitching prospect is banged-up again — but this time it’s his shoulder.
Harvey sparkles on the diamond — where he belongs — but not in the media, the front row or the operating table.
Matt Harvey is many things — headstrong, determined, even stubborn. But he’s also apparently very convincing, so much so that he may actually talk the Mets into allowing him to pitch this season.
The Mets ace wants to make a half-dozen starts before the end of the season, which many — check that, nearly everybody — wrote off when he had Tommy John surgery in October.