Matt Harvey dealing with blister, could miss next start

Matt Harvey's performance was just the entree to Zack Wheeler's debut in the second game of the doubleheader. Credit: Getty Images
Matt Harvey is struggling with a blister on his right, throwing hand.
Credit: Getty Images

Matt Harvey’s next start — and maybe his hopes of an All-Star Game start — could be in jeopardy.

The Mets said Tuesday their young ace is dealing with a blister on his right index finger over his last three starts.

Manager Terry Collins said Harvey may be skipped in his scheduled start on Saturday at Pittsburgh. However, Collins said that was more about preparing Harvey for a possible start in next Tuesday’s All-Star Game. Manager Bruce Bochy has yet to name a starter for the game.

The odd claim comes despite Collins admitting the blister has likely caused Harvey’s recent location issues. He did not throw a bullpen session between his start on July 3 against Arizona and Monday night’s start in San Francisco due to the blister, which Harvey admitted bothered him on certain pitches.

Harvey had his worst start of the season against Arizona, allowing five earned runs and 12 baserunners in just six innings. The performance raised his ERA from 2.00 to 2.27. He struggled again Monday, allowing three runs over seven innings. His 121 pitches through seven innings was tied for the most he’s thrown all season. He threw 50 pitches in the first two innings alone and allowed a two-run homer to Buster Posey in the first inning.

Harvey, for his part, did not blame his recent struggles on the blister.

“It kind of started not the last start, but the start before,” Harvey told reporters after Monday’s start. “It’s no excuse for my poor pitching. And I feel fine with it. I just have to figure some things out and get back out there.”

The Mets beat the Giants, 4-3, in the 16th inning Monday night.

Follow Metro New York Sports Editor Mark Osborne on Twitter @MetroNYSports.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Hillary Clinton headed to Boston for women's leadership…

Former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to visit Massachusetts Wednesday amid continuing speculation about making another bid for the presidency in 2016.

Local

Boston Marathon: Marathoners ready to run, honor victims

Scores of runners will cross the Boston Marathon starting line in Hopkinton Monday and embark on a 26.2-mile journey to Boston in honor of the victims.

Local

MIT student, Rhodes scholar, dies

Eliana Hechter, a student at MIT and Harvard, died, her family said. The announcement was posted on MIT's website.

Local

Video: Car crashes into Cambridge store, man arrested…

A Cambridge man was arrested on gun and drug charges after crashing his car into a Massachusetts Avenue storefront early Saturday morning.

Television

'Game of Thrones' recap: Season 4, Episode 3,…

The problem with the devil you know is that ignoring them doesn’t mean they simply lie in wait. It allows them time to do things…

Television

Discovery cancels 'Everest Jump Live' special in wake…

The Discovery Channel has indicated it will not be moving forward with "Everest Jump Live," a planned special about mountain climber Joby Ogwyn's effort to…

The Word

'X-Men' director Bryan Singer drama continues

  News broke late last week that "X-Men" and "The Usual Suspects" director Bryan Singer is being sued by a man who said Singer molested…

The Word

Miley Cyrus cancels more dates, tweeting from hospital

Miley Cyrus is reportedly so sick that she's had to postpone more tour dates. We know this because she has been sitting in a hospital…

NHL

NHL video highlights: Bruins smack down Red Wings…

NHL video highlights: Bruins smack down Red Wings in Game 2

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox defeat Orioles, 4-2

Brock Holt the difference in the Red Sox' win

NHL

NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump…

NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump Bruins in Game 1

MLB

MLB video highlights: Orioles top Red Sox, 8-4…

John Lackey roughed up for second straight outing

Travel

Packing: The one thing you need in your…

A new survey that looks at the travel habits of 50,000 people around the world has revealed that Western and Asian globetrotters have different priorities…

Home

Is your chair making it hard to talk?

Ever wished there was an office chair that could make impromptu meetings and discussions more private? The Cristiana Wing Chair is an asymmetrical armchair which…

Travel

Live large at these luxury hotels

From Thai boxing lessons and macabre Dracula tours to the Australian Outback, the Four Seasons hotel chain launched a series of new travel packages this…

Parenting

4 things that every summer camp should have

Alan Saltz, director of the 92nd street Y program lists things that every summer camp should have.