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Matt Harvey still hopes to pitch this season

Mar 8, 2014, 8:51 AM EST

Matt Harvey‘s starts quickly became an event with Mets fans, so much so that the day that he would start began to be called “Harvey Day.” There’s a very good chance that there won’t be another “Harvey Day” until 2015 after his Tommy John surgery, but the ace right-hander indicated on his Twitter account this morning that he is still holding out hope that he’ll make it back this season:

https://twitter.com/MattHarvey33/status/442281918965743616

Harvey, who underwent Tommy John surgery on October 22, began his throwing program two weeks ago and is in the process of increasing his workload on flat ground. Clearly coming back this season is a motivating factor for him, but the Mets don’t expect him to contribute at the major league level this season. However, if all goes according to plan, “Harvey Day” should be back in full swing at the start of 2015.

  1. Kevin S. - Mar 8, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    IIRC, he was injured at the same point of the season Strasburg was a couple years earlier. I was at Strasburg’s return start right after Labor Day the following year, and he was dealing (although the Nats had him on something like a sixty-pitch limit). Obviously everything about the rehab has to go right, and I can understand the Mets trying to manage expectations on his return, but it’s certainly not impossible that he pitch in MLB this season.

  2. bigjimatch - Mar 8, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Harvey makes Jeter look like Irabu

  3. nymets4ever - Mar 8, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    Hey Harvey…I love your talent, but you talk a little too much for 1) being injured and 2) not even having one full season under your belt.

    • Kevin S. - Mar 8, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      And all the ******** want is the **** all over everything!

  4. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 8, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    By pushing his new elbow ligament with a September return, he might be able to help the Mets get from 71 to 74 wins. 8-/

  5. plmathfoto - Mar 8, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    I hope they don’t let him come back, and rest and not push it, he has a long career ahead of him.

  6. Old Gator - Mar 8, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    I love his competitive fire, but I hope his doctors and trainers can keep it under control. Guys like Harvey are great for the game, but they don’t do it much good with repeated circumsolar stints on the DL.

  7. aceshigh11 - Mar 8, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    Qualcomm!

    He meant “pitching Qualcomm”.

  8. chill1184 - Mar 8, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Love the competitive spirit but no

  9. DonRSD - Mar 10, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    HAPPY HARVEY DAY…….LETS GO METS!!!

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