In the seventh inning of his start against the Miami Marlins today, New York Mets ace Matt Harvey had to leave the game due to lower back tightness. As of this writing the game is still underway with a score of 1-1 in the thirteenth inning.
Matt Harvey was off to another strong start in the game, allowing only six hits and one earned run in seven innings of work while striking out six.
If he is forced to miss any significant time as a result of the injury, the Mets could be in trouble. He has looked dominant to this point in the season, boasting a perfect record of 5-0, and posting an impressive 2.11 ERA. He already has 95 strikeouts so far this year.
The New York Mets have struggled so far this season with just a 22-33 record on the season. If they hope to come back from this hole they have dug themselves and compete in the National League they need their ace to be healthy and able to keep racking up wins for the club.
The Mets lost their ace Harvey after he hit a single in their half of the seventh inning and gingerly ran to first base. He attempted to warm up for the eight inning but was unable to take the mound. A mass meeting at the mound that included the team trainer, manager Terry Collins, as well as the entire Mets’ infield, he finally surrendered the ball to reliever Brandon Lyon.
Harvey’s record will remain unblemished on the season as he will record his eighth no decision in his last nine starts as a result of leaving the game in a 1-1 tie.
The Mets lost ace Matt Harvey, but still have the ability to rally and win this game. They need him to be able to play again soon, as he has been one of the lone bright spots on a struggling team to this point in the year.
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