• March 17, 2017 at 7:03 am

    JUPITER, Fla. (CBSNewYork) — The clocks may have sprung forward, but Matt Harvey looks like he’s stuck in 2016. The Mets right-hander was roughed up again Wednesday in his third spring start. In a 6-2 loss to the Marlins, Harvey gave up four runs (two earned) on five hits over 3 1/3 innings. He struck out three batters and walked one. Perhaps most concerning is Marlins Authentic Jersey that Harvey’s fastball was mostly clocked at 92-93 mph. Just two years ago, his heater was generally 95-96 mph He put the leadoff batter on base in three of the four innings he pitched. The Marlins scored on sacrifice flies by J.T. Realmuto and Matt den Dekker http://www.authenticmetshop.com/authentic-43-addison-reed-jersey.html and on a two-run double by den Dekker. Harvey’s spring ERA now stands at 7.88. Adding to his misery, Harvey was also hit in the left leg in the second inning by a Adeiny Hechavarria line drive, but remained in the game. “I think it’s still early,” he told reporters. “Spring training is what it is. I think today, I’m not worried about the results. I’m happy with the way I felt mechanically. I threw a lot of good pitches and threw some bad ones. And I think that’s excitement for my next outing. I think velocity — I think all that will come in time, and I’ve just got to keep pushing forward.” Harvey underwent surgery in July for thoracic outlet syndrome, which causes pain in the shoulders and neck and numbness in the fingers. Before his season was cut short, he was experiencing his worst year as a pro, going 4-10 with a 4.86 ERA. In his third at-bat, Tebow successfully moved the runners on first and second bases over by grounding out to the right side of the infield. After making the Mets’ opening day roster, Harvey began the 2016 regular season on a sour note, losing his first two starts before gaining traction. During his first start on Opening Day against the reigning World Series champions, the Kansas City Royals he allowed 4 runs (3 earned) and did not seem his typical self, earning a few amount of strikeouts and surrendering a large amount of hits. After observing Harvey pitch, it seemed that his typical velocity and command had disappeared while striking out few batters. Throughout the beginning of the season, Harvey seemed to be improving minimally and inconsistently. However, Harvey had a few quality starts, including one where he went 7 complete innings while striking out 7 against the Chicago White Sox, and one against the San Diego Padres where Harvey struck out a season high 10 and surrendered only 2 runs throughout 6 innings. However Harvey was not pitching as successfully as he was his previous season. Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen said early in the season that Harvey had been struggling with a mechanical problem with his slider during his first two starts. Throughout the 2016 Addison Reed Authentic Jersey season it was believed Harvey was struggling mechanically, but it turned out he, after beginning the year 4–10, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder pain. Harvey later opted to have season-ending surgery to resolve a condition called thoracic outlet syndrome. Matt Harvey commented on his season-ending surgery, “I’m disappointed in the way I pitched, and hope this cures me and we get back on track.” Nimmo Optimistic Outfielder Brandon Nimmo http://www.officialmarlinstore.com says it’s “very feasible” he could be ready for Opening Day after pulling his right hamstring in the World Baseball Classic. “It feels fine,” Nimmo said. “It’s really improved a lot over the past couple days, so I think the saving grace was when I felt it, I just kind of shut it down.” Nimmo said his hamstring first started acting up while he was chasing a ball while playing for Italy on Sunday. He returned to the Mets’ training facility in Port St. Lucie, Florida, after suffering the injury.