Mets manager Terry Collins showed some concern with the bruising in Matt Harvey’s right tricep.
Harvey was struck with a line drive off the bat of Dexter Fowler in the teams game one victory in the NLCS.
Matt described his arm as “dented,” ,but says he will be good to go for his next start.
“He’s pretty sore and pretty swelled up,” Collins said before the Mets’ optional workout at Wrigley Field late Monday afternoon. “He, as we sit here today, is a go. But that could certainly change in next couple of days. … I was pretty surprised at how swelled up it was yesterday. So we certainly are going to keep a really close eye on it the next couple of days.”
Pitching coach Dan Warthen expressed no concern about the possibility of Matt having to miss a start.
“I don’t foresee any problem with Matt going out there and pitching,” Warthen said. “He just came out to throw. A lot of guys hate to have a day off, so a lot of players will come in on a day off and just play catch. Nothing more than that.”
If Harvey were to be skipped the Mets could use Bartolo Colon or Jonathan Niese to fill the void.
“We obviously have alternatives with Bartolo and Jon,” Collins said. “So if we need to put a spot starter in there, we certainly have them.”
Harvey is slotted to pitch in Game five of the NLCS.
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