Matt Harvey is feeling no lasting effects of his hamstring issue, and he will make his next scheduled start on Sunday against the Marlins. Harvey was pulled from Tuesday night’s game after feeling tightness in his left hamstring. He said after the game that it was “nothing serious.”
The injury cropped up in the sixth inning, when Harvey was going over to cover first base on a ground ball to Lucas Duda. He felt his hamstring cramp up and was removed for precautionary reasons. Before exiting, Harvey was pitching a good game against the Phillies, going 5.2 innings and only allowing two runs on five hits and one walk with six strikeouts. It was his second straight solid outing as he tries to make a successful return from thoracic outlet syndrome.
Obviously any injury to a Mets pitcher would be big news, but with injuries to Seth Lugo and Steven Matz already plaguing the rotation, another injury would be a big blow. The next starter in line could be either Rafael Montero, who has allowed four earned runs and seven walks in just 4.2 innings pitched this year, or Adam Wilk, who has not pitched in the major leagues since 2015. The Mets could also go out of the organization for a replacement.