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Mets will skip Matt Harvey’s final first-half start

Jul 10, 2013, 1:13 PM EST

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Matt Harvey has thrown his last pitch of the first half, as the Mets announced that they’ll skip his final first-half turn in the rotation Saturday.

Harvey threw a career-high 121 pitches Monday and has been dealing with a blister on his right index finger for several weeks, so this is an easy way for the Mets to limit his workload. Of course, it also clears the path for Harvey to start the All-Star game Tuesday at Citi Field.

Harvey finishes the first half with a 2.35 ERA in 19 starts and a league-leading 147 strikeouts (with just 28 walks) in 130 innings. Carlos Torres will get the spot start Saturday in his place against the Pirates.

  1. jm91rs - Jul 10, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    If he has a blister bothering him, is it really smart to have him on the all-star roster?

    • GoneYickitty - Jul 10, 2013 at 3:09 PM

      What in the world does the All-Star game have to do with smart?

  2. rcali - Jul 10, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    I heard he has a photo shoot that is conflicting with his start in the rotation.

  3. DonRSD - Jul 10, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    HAPPY HARVEY DAY

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