Despite another rough outing for Matt Harvey, the Mets will not skip his next turn in the rotation. He is slated to make his next start on Monday against the Chicago White Sox as the Mets begin a three-game series against them at home.
Harvey's trouble continued last night, when he allowed eight hits and five runs in a loss to the Washington Nationals. The 27-year-old righty also coughed up three home runs, including a moonshot from Daniel Murphy, during five innings. As a result, his ERA ballooned to 6.08.
After seemingly turning the corner with a 10-strikeout outing against the San Diego Padres, Harvey has surrendered 27 hits and 19 runs (16 earned) over his last three starts, one at Coors Field and the last two against Washington. Opponents are hitting .323/.376/.525 against him. After the third inning, batters have hit .413/.462/.673 against Harvey, and he has a 9.89 ERA in innings beyond the third.