LAKELAND, Fla. — Matt Harvey had a little extra juice when he needed it Monday. After watching his fastball lag to start the Grapefruit League season, the Mets threw a series of pitches against the Tigers that registered 95, 96 and 95 mph in the fourth inning, according to the radar gun at Joker Marchant Stadium, as he struck out James McCann.
Overall, Harvey kept his fastball mostly in the to range as he allowed three earned runs on seven hits with four strikeouts over 4 innings, consisting of 74 pitches. Brendan Ryan’s single in the fifth knocked out Harvey. McCann accounted for the Tigers’ other run, with a homer leading off the second.
Harvey, who is coming off surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, has posted a 7. 30 ERA in four starts this spring..