Matt Harvey to the bullpen a blessing in serious disguise

Lasting just 21 innings total, he now sits at an ERA of 6.00.

Ricco said the Mets didn't discuss the prospect of a minor league demotion with Harvey, a smart call. I think he's motivated to go out there and show everybody that he can be a starter again at some point. Right now I need to work on it, that's in the bullpen.

In response, first-year manager Mickey Callaway backed up his "meritocracy" mantra by threatening Harvey's spot.

"He can help's inevitable that he's going to make more starts for us this year". With the process working for the both of them, Callaway is more than confident innings out of the bullpen will work for Harvey as well. Of course, with former starters like Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman in the bullpen, that plan could change if Harvey doesn't take to his new role.

Harvey was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateal ligament in his right elbow, shutting him down for the season.

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The Mets had two decisions.

The Mets would move on to the World Series for the first time since 2000 and Harvey would get the start in Game 1 against the Kansas City Royals.

Later on Saturday, the Mets lost, 4-3, to the Braves on a walk-off ninth-inning bunt single by Ender Inciarte that allowed Johan Camargo to score just ahead of a throw home by first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. "My performance hasn't been there and I just have to do whatever I have to do to get back to the starting rotation". I think everybody wants to start. An All-Star in 2013, he missed half of the 2016 season for surgery to alleviate thoracic outlet syndrome. Although it seems worth mentioning that Harvey's free agent stock was already at an all-time low, so if he develops into any semblance of a useful reliever, he could still out-earn what he was likely to make on the open market had he continued to pitch the way he was pitching as a starter. As mentioned earlier, this has continued into the 2018 season and now Harvey has been moved to the bullpen.

" We respect the delight and the passion that & rsquo; s a significant portion of exactly what & rsquo; s going to get him back to being a productive guy, & rdquo, and he's got. The rest of September continued to be mired with inconsistency and Harvey finished the season 5-7 with a 6.70 ERA.

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