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Matt Harvey addresses mechanical flaw in bullpen session

Harvey has had three poor starts, but the team thinks that they've figured out what the problem was.

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Harvey's 2016 season hasn't started off too well. In three starts, he's allowed 11 earned runs and 20 hits in 17 1/3 innings. He's only struck out nine batters so far on the season.

The good news is that the Mets think Harvey addressed a mechanical flaw that has been affecting his performance. Manager Terry Collins told reporters that the issue was with Harvey's back leg and that it was fixed during a bullpen session on Tuesday. He said that pitching coach Dan Warthen is "very confident" after the session.

"I still have all the confidence in the world he’s going to get it going and at the end of the year he’s going to be right where he always is, and that’s pitching great," Collins said.

Last year, in his first season back from Tommy John surgery, Harvey had a 2.71 ERA with 8.94 strikeouts and 1.76 walks per nine innings in 189 1/3 regular season innings.