After making his fourth rehab start Saturday, Matt Harvey could be ready to rejoin the New York Mets rotation.
When MLB rosters expand on Sept. 1, the New York Mets may be welcoming a familiar face back to the rotation—Matt Harvey.
Out since June with a stress reaction in his right shoulder, Saturday saw the team’s former ace made his second rehab start for Double-A Binghamton. The results were mediocre.
Matt Harvey allowed five runs, three of which were earned, in 4 2/3 innings tonight for Double-A Binghamton.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) August 26, 2017
Harvey, who walked one and struck out two—back-to-back to end the second inning—figures to make his next start in the big leagues. Most likely, he’d take what would have been Robert Gsellman’s next start—Friday, Sept. 1 against the Houston Astros.
Gsellman, meanwhile, was demoted to Triple-A to clear a spot for Seth Lugo, who will take the ball later today against Washington.
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The Captain Continues To Make Progress
It might not seem like much, but playing back-to-back games at third base for High-A St. Lucie is a pretty big deal for David Wright.
David Wright went 0-for-3 w/ a K while playing 5 innings at 3B for the 2nd straight game with @stluciemets. #Mets
— Mathew Brownstein (@MBrownstein89) August 27, 2017
Wright, who has yet to play in the big leagues this year due to a shoulder impingement, isn’t close to returning. But Mets manager Terry Collins believes that the 34-year-old could get back to Citi Field before the season ends.
“I just hope he’s able to keep playing, that’s the key for me,” Collins told NJ.com’s Matt Ehalt. “He’s such a talented guy. If he can continue to play and progress, he’ll dictate to us if he’s ready.”
Mets fans haven’t had much to cheer about in 2017. Seeing Wright back at Citi Field would give them a reason to stand and applaud.
Thor Throws Live Batting Practice
After the Mets finally came to their senses and slowed things down with Noah Syndergaard, the team’s injured ace finally threw his first live batting practice session Saturday, according to Newsday‘s Marc Carig.
Syndergaard threw live BP today; Lugo expected to start nightcap of doubleheader.
— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) August 26, 2017
If the Mets want to continue to show us how smart they are, Syndergaard, who has been out of action since May with a torn right lat muscle, won’t step foot on a mound the rest of the season.
Other Mets News, Links
- ESNY’s Rick Weiner looks at some potential candidates to replace Collins after the season—assuming the Mets make a managerial change.
- FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman has the scoop on what the team plans to do with reliever Jerry Blevins this offseason, among other things.