Drafted by the Mets seventh overall in 2010, the 24-year-old Harvey (5-0, 2.10 ERA) was battling mild tightness in his lower back.
Dubbed “The Dark Knight of Gotham,” the 6-foot-4, 210 pound Harvey consistently hits 96 mph on the radar and has fanned 95 batters in 90 innings.
With a 23-35 record and jockeying for last place in the National League East, “The Amazin’s” are again a hideous squad.
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Far removed from competing for their third World Series title, Harvey possesses the type of arm that can withstand heavy workloads and keep New York’s red-headed stepchildren relevant.
The NL Pitcher of the Month for April, Matt Harvey is poised to remain dominant on the hill and return the Mets to contention within a couple of years.by