Matt Harvey threw a simulated game this afternoon prior to the Mets and Brewers scheduled contest. Infielder Matt Reynolds and first base coach Tom Goodwin stood in the box to face Harvey while pitching coach Dan Warthen was on the side observing.
It has now been determined by the Mets that Harvey will indeed make his next scheduled start on Tuesday night against the Washington Nationals. Harvey was lit up for nine runs (six earned) in one of the worst starts of his career on Thursday night against Washington. Harvey also threw a career-low 2 2/3 innings and only 61 pitches against the Nationals. He has had a rough go of it posting 3-6 record and a 5.77 ERA in nine starts this season.
I believe it is the right move for the Mets, as I previously stated the only way that Harvey is going to work out of this funk is to continue pitching on regular rest unless he is injured. Let’s hope for better results on Tuesday night for the Dark Knight in Washington!