Terry Collins said Matt Harvey will be completely shutdown after tonight’s start against the Phillies, according to WFUV’s Amit Badlani.
Collins said Harvey will not throw anymore bullpens and side sessions for the remainder of the season.
In addition, according to Badlani, Collins said they will be working with Harvey to increase his control and efficiency by reducing some of the velocity he puts on his pitches.
Harvey is 3-5 with a 2.92 ERA in 52 1/3 innings over nine big league starts this season. He has logged 162 1/3 innings between Triple-A Buffalo and the Major Leagues in 2012.
Michael Baron, MetsBlog.com:In regards to reducing Harvey’s velocity, the Nationals did something similar with Stephen Strasburg in order to help him become more efficient. I’m not too concerned about this, as it’s more about his stuff and the movement Harvey has on his pitches than actual speed. However, it will be interesting to see how Harvey responds and adjusts to changing his approach to pitching in this manner, and whether or not he takes to it quickly next year.