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Published: Mon, April 23, 2018
Research | By Jennifer Evans

New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey looks miserable in the bullpen

New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey looks miserable in the bullpen

The right-hander could be sent to the bullpen even if he disapproves of the move. All six runs came in the first 2 1/3 innings, so he did bear down to last six innings, his longest outing since May 2017, covering a stretch of 12 consecutive starts. The poor pitching has resulted in Mets manager Mickey Calloway not committing to Harvey taking his next turn in the rotation. But, if it's not, if he lets up a bunch of runs (even if he's able to pitch six innings), it'll be at that point when the discussion about moving him to the bullpen becomes real for him and the Mets.

Enough to shake the former Mets ace's confidence?

"I'm a starting pitcher", Harvey said (h/t New York Post). "I don't think he is obviously very happy about it".

DeGrom was 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA in three starts against the Braves last season and is 5-3 with a 2.19 ERA in 11 career games versus Atlanta.

I wish I could say any of this surprised me about Harvey, or that he'll redeem himself, but I can't. Since his debut in 2014, he ranks ninth among starting pitchers in ERA at 2.98 (minimum 500 innings) and 12th in WAR.

Callaway said he'd like for a player to support a new role. "But sometimes decisions are decisions and people have to live with them. I'm not sure what we're going to do".

"With this game, I think I can be the guy", Teheran said after baffling Philadelphia hitters. Four pitches into his Major League career he struck out Gerardo Parra on an 89 miles per hour slider and began the start of a dazzling debut. His 6.00 ERA was by far the highest in the rotation. Vargas, recovering from a broken bone on his non-pitching hand, will make a rehabilitation start Monday for Triple-A Las Vegas and then join the rotation.

Vargas tied for the major league lead in wins a year ago with Kansas City.

"It's the decision that they made, I have to suck it up, go out there, and do everything I can to get things back in gear".

Harvey's next scheduled start is Wednesday in St. Louis. He'll be a free agent after this season, and instead of landing the $200 million contract he once looked destined for, he'll wind up with a cheap, short-term deal.

He has already made one comeback, overcoming a Tommy John surgery in late 2013 with a dominant 2015 season.

"It's just to keep things quiet", Foltynewicz said. After being pulled from the game, Mets manager Terry Collins said of Harvey that "He came in the training room afterward and said, 'My shoulder is dead. There are a ton of things we're considering and we're trying to leave no stone unturned right now".

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