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Matt Harvey won’t start after the All-Star break

Jul 12, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

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Mets ace Matt Harvey has been battling a blister on his right index finger. We learned on Wednesday that the Mets are skipping the right-hander’s final start before the All-Star break. Now, according to ESPN’s Adam Rubin, the Mets plan to skip his first start after the break as well, a Friday night start against the Phillies. Carlos Torres will start in his place.

Rubin mentions that Harvey is still expected to pitch in the All-Star Game at Citi Field, most likely as the starter. NL manager Bruce Bochy will officially reveal his batting order and chosen starting pitcher on Monday afternoon.

As his All-Star selection may indicate, Harvey is putting together quite an excellent season. The 24-year-old has a 2.35 ERA in 130 innings and leads the league in strikeouts.

  1. scotttheskeptic - Jul 12, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Good news for the Phillies. Sadly, will probably further Amaro’s delusion that the Phillies have the where-with-all to truly contend.

    • elwaysagenius - Jul 12, 2013 at 8:06 PM

      And the phillies being clueless means joy for everyone

  2. moonlandingwasfaked - Jul 12, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    The Mets offense won’t be starting, either.

  3. rmcd13 - Jul 12, 2013 at 10:09 PM

    The misleading headline made me think the Mets were moving Harvey to the bullpen.

    • moonlandingwasfaked - Jul 12, 2013 at 10:15 PM

      But wouldn’t it be so Mets if they did move him to the ‘pen?

  4. nymets05 - Jul 13, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    I don’t get that it is all right for Harvey to pitch in the All Star game,but he has to miss a start before and after the All Star game.Could have used Torres in relief last night instead of German.I pin that loss on Met management.

  5. jpm557 - Jul 13, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    The headline made me think they were shutting him down

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