How would the public be reacting to all of this if Harvey could still pitch like the young star that Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated nicknamed the Dark Knight, back when Harvey was good enough and had enough arm and had enough fastball to start an All-Star Game at Citi Field? Harvey was suspended by the Mets for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
The grievance came after the Mets hit Harvey with a three-game, unpaid suspension for failing to appear at a game Saturday night.
Harvey's suspension is the latest blow for the Mets, who have been plagued with injuries this season. Jacob deGrom (2-1, 3.68) starts for the Mets against Matt Moore (1-4, 6.75). Harvey allegedly skipped the second game of the series against the Miami Marlins due to a migraine, texting the team to inform them that he wouldn't be coming in, but somewhere along the line there was a miscommunication.
Word came out that Harvey had played golf on Saturday and went home instead of going to Citi Field because of a headache, prompting the suspension.
Fantasy Impact Sunday's suspension of Harvey was sudden and surprising, and a grievance would add yet another wrinkle to an already unusual story.
New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey will likely be back on the mound Friday.
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The win at Sochi came in the 27-year-old's 81st start and has ensured he is very much in the championship fight. It was a day to forget for Hamilton and yet another one for Fernando Alonso and his red-faced McLaren team.
Wilk, who was promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday morning, gave up six runs (five earned), eight hits and one walk while striking out two in 3 2/3 innings.
The infielder not play in Sunday's 7-0 loss to Miami.
"People forget about it", Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday, a day after general manager Sandy Alderson revealed the discipline for the 28-year-old pitcher. Now, we have to wonder if they will be able to find a way to make a rocky relationship work. Manager Don Mattingly said an MRI exam administered to Chen on Friday showed no damage and that the team is planning for him to make his next start as scheduled on Friday.
But Harvey's been pretty bad so far, posting a 5.14 ERA in six starts, and striking out just 20 guys in 35 innings.
LHP Wei-Yin Chen (left arm fatigue) is on pace to return to the Marlins' roster and their rotation May 12, the first day he can return from the 10-day disabled list. Harvey, nicknamed the Dark Knight, is in danger of falling permanently out-of-favor with the Mets. With everything that the Mets are already dealing with, this is the last thing they needed. The Mets would not disclose Harvey's infraction, but.