Monday, 15 October, 2018

New York Mets Send Matt Harvey to Bullpen

Matt Harvey is attempting to salvage his once promising career Matt Harvey is attempting to salvage his once promising career
Eugene Bates | 24 April, 2018, 05:20

Callaway said it is "hard to pinpoint" the reason for Harvey's struggles.

Rookie righthander Gerson Bautista's fastball is averaging 95.8 miles per hour in his first two major-league appearances. In previous years, Harvey was able to urge his heater up too 97 miles per hour and was able to use that as his out pitch.

Thor had the good stuff on Sunday, but because he was missing so many bats, he reached the 100 pitch mark early in the sixth and was pulled.

Manager Mickey Callaway wouldn't say so after Harvey was roughed up again Thursday, leaving the pitcher pleading his case after a 12-4 loss to the Braves.

Jacob deGrom is expected to take the mound for his fifth start of the season for NY. But can you blame Callaway in this situation?

Fast forward to 2018, Harvey has been demoted to the bullpen after four starts and an 0-2 record with a 6.00 ERA.

Even if Vargas wasn't around, the Mets also have Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman as starting caliber pitchers.

In the meantime, the Mets are off to a 14-5 start and now lead the NL East.

Callaway has made the right decision in moving Harvey to the bullpen. "What we are trying to do as a team is do what's best for the team and for the players". As I noted in a poll just hours ago, though, that's not up to Harvey; it's up to Mets management. If his name was not attached to his recent stat line, Harvey may already be in the bullpen or in Triple-A if that option was usable.

After three straight tough outings, the man is lacking confidence.

Harvey has allowed a combined 14 runs in his last three starts. "That is how I'm going to prepare, and that's how I get ready". Either when the Mets are getting blown out or are blowing out their opposing team.

Callaway said Harvey will be available in the bullpen by Tuesday, and added that Harvey is "motivated" to prove he should still be a starter. If there was any bright spot of this start, it was Harvey retiring 11 of the final 12 batters he faced before being replaced by Jerry Blevins in the seventh inning.

"It's inevitable that he's going to make more starts for us this year", Callaway said.

If general manager Sandy Alderson can find a way, trading Harvey before this summer's trade deadline would be considered a victory as the Mets could get something for the troubled and struggling arm. Harvey is a true competitor and has shown glimpses of the former Dark Knight this year.

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