Matt Harvey throws off mound in PSL

Mets RHP Matt Harvey threw off the mound in Port St. Lucie on Tuesday, throwing 25 total pitches, including five warm ups.

It was his second time throwing off a mound since having Tommy John surgery last year.



Harvey later told reporters that he was surprised he felt as good as he did, and his desire to pitch in a game during 2014 has not changed (Santucci, Aug. 5).

Mets GM Sandy Alderson has repeatedly said Harvey is not likely to pitch in the big leagues this season. However, it’s possible he could pitch briefly in the fall instructional league, which spans late September and early October in Florida (ESPN, July 30).

Harvey also posted video of his throwing session to his Instagram, as well as an image from the film The Dark Knight Rises, a reference to his nickname, with the caption “Rising!”

Back at it!!!

A video posted by Matt Harvey (@mattharvey33) on


Jeremy Hefner posted the following photo during Harvey’s session (Twitter, Aug. 5):

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Harvey, 25, had Tommy John surgery last October. He told reporters in May that he hoped to pitch off a mound in June, but the Mets didn’t allow it.

“I know if I get on a mound and something happens, it will be awful, just terrible to go through this again,” Harvey said in early July (Daily News, July 13). “But I also know that [general manager Sandy Alderson] will take the bulk of the criticism for it if something happens to me. I get why they want me to wait, but it doesn’t make it easier.”

Alderson has repeatedly said Harvey is not likely to pitch in the big leagues this season. However, it’s possible he will pitch briefly in the fall instructional league, which spans late September and early October in Florida (ESPN, July 30).




30 comments
cyjabeli
cyjabeli

Hey hows Bobby Parnell?????

George Kirchmann
George Kirchmann

Good for MH. I like his fire. If he's cleared to pitch, let him start a few games in September - 3 or 4 innings each time. Better to measure his condition then than wait until next spring.

queva
queva

I'm happy for Matt Harvey--we're ready to have the best pitching staff next year!

pagey72
pagey72

If he's cleared, what's the harm in letting him pitch the last game of the season?

knucky
knucky

Wow, this guy is really milking the whole Batman thing.  Put up one full, great season and then refer to yourself as a superhero.

matmil
matmil

Waiting for the lineups to be posted. If Chris Young is in it I know we are done and Collins has given up.

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

GET R DONE MATT!!!  LETS GO METS!

Alex Bigelisen
Alex Bigelisen

Looks to me like he's pitching. Lets get him in there for a start this weekend.

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

Harvey needs to settle down. We all know he is anxious to pitch but he needs to be 100% healthy. Matt, slow down, the time to shine will come faster than you think. You will be happier building up arm strength over the winter and helping the team to compete for a playoff spot or better in 2015.

jenkins
jenkins

He wasn't holding back much on that last pitch. E A S Y, Matt.

Kyle Fox
Kyle Fox

This guy is such a bulldog and game-changer.  We'll see Syndegaard by the years end, and next year we will (knock wood on health) go into the season with a healthy Harvey, a further progressing/maturing Wheeler, DeGrom and Syndegaard, and all but certainly package Gee and/or Niese to acquire that big bat we so desperately need.  Regardless of whether we keep Gee or Niese (and this is assuming that Colon gets dealt this August, which he certainly will), that would make Noah Syndegaard our #5 starter, with Hefner in reserve in Vegas or long relief in Queens.  Add to that we'll be getting back our closer heading into this year sometime in June (which is like making a great and timely trade in its own right!), and we're looking so, so well positioned for next season...


I trust Sandy will move the right guys from our excess of pitching to package in a deal for that power bat during the Hot Stove season, this time next season, this whole message board will have an entirely different feel to it...


Adding back Matt Harvey adds back a swagger we have been missing for years..

Andi
Andi

“But I also know that [general manager Sandy Alderson] will take the bulk of the criticism for it if something happens to me. I get why they want me to wait, but it doesn’t make it easier.”


I think it would be more like...fired!!! if this was to happen.

matmil
matmil

Good Luck Matt hope all goes well and your here opening day 2015.

DarrolRayFanClub
DarrolRayFanClub

@pagey72 If he's cleared, yes, I would normally agree. But usually when a pitcher throws his first pitch in the bigs in a while on TV against major leaguers, it's ST. Or maybe opening day, not coming off injury. The fear is that he reaches back for something that isn't there yet -- something that won't be there for a while after he's cleared. 

pagey72
pagey72

The media anointed Harvey the Dark Knight. Same misconception people have with Lebron and his nickname King James. They didn't give it to themselves.

Chris Meyerowitz
Chris Meyerowitz

@matmil guy on beningo.and roberts said similar thing but said collins should be fired by sunset if he plays him lol.. id rather see eyoung play over cyoung even tho hes 0-10 against Gio..chris young is atrocious.. hate to bring this up, but for 3 more million they could have gotten nelson cruz.. wtf was sandy thinking not giving cruz the money, even if he had to pay 10 mill!!

Steve Finelli
Steve Finelli

@MetsFan1962 He doesn't need to slow down nor do u really want him to.  He has not done anything to date that the Mets haven't approved nor will he.  His type A I'm the BEST personality is what makes him potentially one of the best pitchers in the game.  Show me a professional baseball player who takes recovery slow and I'll show u someone who won't be wildly successful.  He will not be able to get ahead of himself his employers won't let him.  He can say whatever he wants but he will do whatever the Mets want and his agent is in full agreement with the Mets.  Don't take away or temper his DRIVE......it's what makes him who he is.

Chris Weber
Chris Weber

@jenkins Intentionally holding back can alter mechanics and harm the arm more. He naturally is a power arm him holding back will always look hard

ac0814
ac0814

And Matz will be knocking on the door next season. Much like Syndergaard this year, Wheeler last year, and Harvey 2 years ago. The kid has that much potential.

matmil
matmil

Yeah good description there swagger.

matmil
matmil

I don't think Sandy would mind being fired.

knucky
knucky

@pagey72 Yes, but Harvey has completely embraced it.  Hey, if he wins a CY Young, I'll buy him a utility belt.

DarrolRayFanClub
DarrolRayFanClub

@knucky @pagey72 My son thinks he is Superman. Harvey is playing a kid's game. People tend to get upset when these athletes care more about money and fame and tertiary things but I rarely hear someone get upset that an athlete is acting like he's playing a kid's game.