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Matt Harvey will soon throw off a mound

Matt Harvey played catch in the outfield before Monday’s game against the Marlins in Miami >> Watch Here.


He will throw for the first time from 120 feet on Friday, according to beat reporter Kristie Ackert (Daily News, May 6).

“I feel great,” Harvey told Ackert, who says Harvey hopes to throw off a mound by late-May, early June. “Everything in my program, that I am doing now, is geared toward that. It could change, but that’s what my plan is.”

Harvey has said in public that he would like to pitch in a big-league game this season. However, according to previous reports, Mets officials have repeatedly said this is not likely.




19 comments
Bryan McEntee
Bryan McEntee

Get him back in! How awesome would it be for Harvey to pitch the last home game of the year? I could see it now. Harvey returns! Last home game of 2014. Harvey pitches a one hit complete game shutout. Mets win 3-0 thanks to a 3 run HR hit by newly acquired Met Mike Stanton in the 7th inning. I can dream right? Would be a great way to transition to next year and finally start winning again

Bill Vanwormer
Bill Vanwormer

hey Matt, where's the fire, I'm mean besides the one in your belly

anymos
anymos

What's Hefner up to?

iamwilpon
iamwilpon

Before throwing his first pitch, he will give the middle finger to all Mets management watching...

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

These Harvey updates remind me of the incessant CNN coverage of that Malaysian plane. Frankly, I'd much rather see a photo essay of his girlfriends.

wilpondscm
wilpondscm

what a joke that this guy wouldn't rehab as planned in florida and had to be around the spotlight just to get in playing shape. nice ego.

jersymick
jersymick

I have no knowledge of this so this might be a very very stupid question. When Matt Harvey begins to throw of the mound and then in rehab they start to stretch him to become a starter is it possible for him to actually go into the ballpen & pitch a game every couple of days? Again I'm sorry guys if this is a stupid question but I just thought of it

Doubleday
Doubleday

Keep moving, nothing to see here - Matt Harvey is not a story in 2014, as per Sandy Alderson.  Next.

mets1962
mets1962

Maybe he can be the closer for the balance of the year. The pen is a disaster. Really right now there isn't one that should be kept other than Rice. The 2 kids are ok used in 6 & 7 inning but not at the end of the game. Mets have to make a decision if Mejia can be a starter and can they live with 5 innings or but him in the pen and start Matsuzaka who can't be in the pen (takes 3 innings to warm up). This was the reason

Mejia stay in and give up 8 runs in Col. which is a joke. Almost believe Collins has done this purposely to show the GM he needs help. Can't be that bad of a manager.

hashburry
hashburry

There has been a lot of talk about all the TJ surgery and the need for second procedures, and the low success rates after a second TJ surgery.  There has been no real conclusion about what causes the second injury to the elbow, but speculation is too many pitchers try to return too soon.  If the Mets are smart, which all history says they aren't, they'd first tell Harvey he can't pitch this year, and then slow down his rehab.  There is no reason for him to be targeting this year.   Alderson is not going to improve this team enough to contend.

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

Another game down the crapper. I bet Harvey could pitch an inning of good relief by just showing up. We could be in 1st place if we didn't stink so bad.

nolrog
nolrog

I ask this question for every Harvey update . . . maybe in the future, they could mention it.

Is this on track for where he should be right now, or is he ahead of schedule?


 

losmets
losmets

And you know this how?

wilpondscm
wilpondscm

@mets1962  mejia should be a set up man or closer. he will break down by july if he is throwing 6 innings a game, also will get blown up every 5th inning. put him and montero in te pen and the pen is in good shape.

chasesimms
chasesimms

I agree. I'd be lying if I said I was not concerned about Harvey's career.

chasesimms
chasesimms

He is right on track for reinjurying himself.

sylow59
sylow59

It is a good question assuming they know what they're talking about.