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Matt Harvey is battling blisters

Jul 9, 2013, 9:42 AM EDT

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Mets ace Matt Harvey is battling blisters on his pitching hand. It may cause the Mets to skip his next start, reports the New York Post. This could also impact his availability for the All-Star Game, although which way it cuts is hard to say.

He was scheduled to pitch on Sunday, which would have limited him to one inning of All-Star Game duty. If the blisters are fixed by the skipped start, however, he could then pitch more in the All-Star Game than he otherwise would have. On the other hand, the blisters may be enough to knock him out of the All-Star Game entirely. That plus a skipped start would give him a nice break, actually. And in a season where the Mets aren’t competing for anything meaningful, why not rest your future a bit more?

All-Star opportunity or one of the many All-Star injuries — real or otherwise — we’ll see this week? Guess we’ll know eventually.

  1. 161andriver - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    So, now we can irrefutably say that being naked in a national publication causes blisters.

    • specialkindofstupid - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:39 AM

      I knew it.

  2. sdelmonte - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Would happily have him skip the All Star Game to get better. Even at home.

    More concerned about how many pitches he threw last night.

    • chill1184 - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:20 AM

      Blame Collins for leaving him out there, he shouldve been taken after he capped off 100 pitches, putting him in the next inning was beyond retarded and the Giants made Collins pay for it.

      • neoshweaty - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:55 AM

        Hey, remember when the team said it was concerned with how many pitches and innings he was throwing and how they were going to limit them?

  3. hittfamily - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    I doubt this affects his all star game status. Blisters aren’t normally formed on the pads of the fingers, but rather on the sides. Without knowing his pitch repetoire, I’d bet he throws either a knuckle curve, spike curve, splitter, or circle change. Those pitches can cause blisters. Fastballs don’t. In front of the home crowd, they’ll send him out just throwing fastballs, before they sideline him. If they are on the pads however, that hurts like hell, and he won’t throw til they are healed.

  4. rickdobrydney - Jul 9, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    And we ALL know what happened to the legendary Justin Verlander when he went out last and threw JUST fastballs —-Totally embarassed off the mound—-

  5. bbk1000 - Jul 10, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Imagine if David Stern ran MLB…just imagine….

    Harvey would be fined for those blisters….

    Then Stern would probably suspend the ball for contributing towards those blisters….

    The sun would be fined as well, as the sun is the root cause….

    Then Stern would fine God…….

    No, not really…but just imagine…

  6. fondaeva - Sep 16, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    Althought it’s very painful to treat, it can be done to avoid infection further. Blisters are minor skin disease and can be treated at home. There are effective home remedies on how to get rid of blisters. Such remedies include apple cider vinegar, use of duct tape, oatmeal, aloe vera and more. You can even use over the counter medications to help speed up the healing of the wound. You can read the full article here:

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