Harvey Could Have Next Start Skipped
Matt Harvey continues to struggle. And now, he's gone from the Dark Knight to the goat in New York.
Harvey was booed on Thursday night as he walked off the mound at Citi Field after allowing nine runs in 2.2 innings in a loss against the Washington Nationals.
As a result of his struggles, the Mets and manager Terry Collins says the team could look at skipping his next start to help re-focus his mind. The team says he is not suffering from an injury so the skipped start could alleviate him mentally.
Via Rubin's article:
"We're going to take a look -- is that best for him, is that best for us?" Collins said. "We're not going to commit to anything at this time. But I will tell you, as I sit here today, I'd certainly trust him. I certainly believe in him. I hadn't seen him struggle like this before. But that guy that pitched tonight for them [Stephen Strasburg], he had a couple of mediocre years, and now he's resurged."
Harvey's ERA is now 5.77 this year.