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Matt Harvey threw off mound

Matt Harvey threw off a mound on Friday, the first time since having Tommy John surgery.

He threw 15 pitches, GM Sandy Alderson said.

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).




348 comments
David Lund
David Lund

The opening seems to indicate Matt Harvey had Tommy John surgery on Friday, which is not the case. It should have read: "Matt Harvey was throwing (or threw) off a mound on Friday for the first time since having Tommy John surgery." Paid Mets bloggers need to use proper grammar.

Tom Clark
Tom Clark

Great to see him making his comeback. He is on pace for 15 no decisions for net year BECAUSE WE HAVE NO OFFENSE!

Perry G Brown
Perry G Brown

Exactly. Harvey, Wheeler, Syndergaard, Montero, DeGrom. This has the look of THE best rotation in baseball. And you guys haven't even seen Steven Matz yet.

James Ortega
James Ortega

Harvey wanted to come back this year. I think it would be best for him to wait till next year. This team isn't postseason material right now.

Betoven Vivar
Betoven Vivar

Ok good now we need offense !!! Bring TULO to newyork

Nate Lebowitz
Nate Lebowitz

This is huge. Next years pitching roster could be incredible!

Mark Krouse
Mark Krouse

LETS GO METS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)!!!!!

Chris Monty
Chris Monty

that's GREAT. But can we get back to 500 this year or get some OFFENSE?

Blake Linzer
Blake Linzer

Yeah! Good sign! Looking foward to seeing you again!

Jennifer Fessler
Jennifer Fessler

That was one of the worst games I have ever seen. And, since my daughter seems to be some kind of a jinx, she is no longer allowed in the park!

Barbara Falese-DiGirolomo
Barbara Falese-DiGirolomo

wow, he had surgery on friday and is pitching a week later. he really is something !! who is the writer and who is the editor??

Joe Maggio
Joe Maggio

Good, because Niese and Gee....??????

Steven Maples
Steven Maples

idiots he had surgery in nov of last year, he threw off a mound today for first time since surgery and if he stays healthy he will be a cy young winner probable in 2 years and the Mets will make a run then, just need a couple of bats

Wally Lang
Wally Lang

We need u.next year.let's go mets.15.division champs

Steven Maples
Steven Maples

Come on Harvey we need you to help us get the pennant

Evan Baldwin
Evan Baldwin

Yay I'm glad you're getting better Matt Harvey! :)

Matthew Scott
Matthew Scott

I love to see him come back. But I hope he isn't rushing to quickly.

William Cholette
William Cholette

Wow....Throwing less than a week after TJ surgery??? He's a Superman

Michael Boyle
Michael Boyle

Take it real slow. Save some amazin for your next team....da Yanks!

moeb
moeb

niese is falling apart, I keep saying to ppl that mets need to consider him in trades for a bat but they always say he is a " lefty " and his contract is friendly. If we have young arms AND jeremy hef is back to old self. I would throw niese in the trade. He always have a good 3 or 4 innings and then BOOM gives up multiple runs and leaves that curve up. Niese may need to b shopped in the off season.

Darren Cesca
Darren Cesca

So excited to see Harvey pitch again, but please don't rush it. We need you as our ace again in 2015!

ponzies86
ponzies86

And this is why Murphy doesn't fit this club, yeah the guy can hit but can he drive in runs... NO

Ryan Cirelli
Ryan Cirelli

Matt Harvey had a solid bowl movement!!! More at 9pm news

golsf
golsf

He is a NY Met to the core...have some faith and patience...he is going through a rough spell as happens to all players. Niese has shown he can be an excellent, consistent #3 pitcher. He is a tough competitor...might be hurt, or, hopefully, just suffering through bad mechanics which can be identified and corrected.

Hoping he turns it around as Mets need him to help anchor the staff.