24 April, 2018
The 29-year old, deGrom has been fantastic to start the season as he has a 2.53 ERA so far to go along with a 2-0 record and 40 strikeouts in only 32 innings pitched. If there was any bright spot of this start, it was Harvey retiring 11 of the final 12 batters he faced before being replaced by Jerry Blevins in the seventh inning. I think he's motivated to go out there and show everybody that he can be a starter again at some point. With Jason Vargas on the verge of coming off the disabled list, Mickey Callaway and Sandy Alderson had a decision to make on how they would realign the rotation. He also went 2 for 2 at the plate and the Mets won the game 3-1, giving Matt Harvey his first career win in the Major Leagues. There's a good chance that he'll eventually get another opportunity to start, and if his results start to match his peripherals, he could have a solid season.
If Matt Harvey wants to make it back into the Mets starting rotation the way to do it is simple. Harvey has failed to do so in those three starts as he has put a lot of pressure on his bullpen to keep the game close. With the process working for the both of them, Callaway is more than confident innings out of the bullpen will work for Harvey as well.
Harvey was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateal ligament in his right elbow, shutting him down for the season.
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Hopefully, Harvey gets a sense of motivation through his skipper's decision.
The one-time ace of the Mets' vaunted pitching staff found out he was being demoted to the bullpen, and wasn't too happy about it. An All-Star in 2013, he missed half of the 2016 season for surgery to alleviate thoracic outlet syndrome. What we do know is that he's been more of a liability than an asset for a while now. The only question now that remains is for how long will Harvey be a bullpen arm? No pitcher in Mets history has finished with an ERA as high as Harvey's in 2017; 6.70.
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