Matt Harvey threw 29 pitches off the slope of the mound Saturday morning in Port St. Lucie as he continues his rehab from Tommy John surgery.
He threw from a mound for the first time last Friday at Citi Field, then again on Tuesday in Port St. Lucie:
Harvey told reporters earlier this week that he was surprised he felt as good as he did after his second sessions, 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).