New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey apologized for his actions on Tuesday after his three-day suspension for missing a game concluded. One AL official told the story of sending a talented young player to the minors after repeated alcohol incidents, saying, "You need to get this sorted out". And now, it seems, they're smelling blood. Their best route to the postseason very clearly involves Harvey staying healthy and pitching well, and giving up on him because of six bad starts and a clubhouse misstep represents some seriously short-sighted thinking.
Harvey, who makes $5.1 million and is 2-2 with a 5.14 ERA this season - rolled up on the velvet rope club "with his boys" at about 1 a.m. and settled into a private table, the sources said.
Matt Harvey gave his teammates, the Met organization and its fans an apology Tuesday afternoon.
According to baseball sources who spoke anonymously the New York Post, Collins was livid at Harvey's absence. The team says they sent security guards to make sure he was okay. "Harvey is expected to return to the Mets" rotation on Friday, when NY goes on the road to open a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Mets' bullpen-Fernando Salas, Jerry Blevins, Addison Reed, and Jeurys Familia-shut the Giants down the rest of the way with three strikeouts, no walks, and just one cue-shot single allowed combined.
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday that the team hopes to get Matt Harvey ready to start on Friday in Milwaukee. I don't know. Can't answer that.
Page Six reports that the New York Mets pitcher partied at 1OAK in NYC until 4am on May 6 after going out with some friends for Cinco de Mayo, with witnesses claiming he was seen sipping on champagne, tequila and vodka.
But while Harvey's fastball velocity is still a tick off his early-career norms - his four-seamer has averaged 94.3 miles per hour, as opposed to 95.2 in 2015 - it's hardly the type of precipitous decline that suggests he's still injured or his tenure as an effective big-league pitcher is certainly over. They say he showed up at 1 a.m., drank a lot of top-shelf booze, and kept mostly to themselves until leaving at 4 a.m.