Matt Harvey tossed four shutout innings on Monday

By Danny Abriano

Matt Harvey, in his third start of Spring Training, tossed four scoreless innings against a lineup full of Red Sox regulars on Monday in Fort Myers.

Harvey, whose fastball hovered around 94-95 MPH and touched 97 MPH, featured his slider more than any of his other secondary pitches, with the offering coming in around 89 MPH.

In his four innings of work, Harvey allowed no runs on three hits, walked none, and struck out three.

Harvey was on a 60-pitch limit and wound up throwing 53 pitches (35 strikes).

Harvey’s next start should be March 21, with him likely on track to throw 75 or so pitches over five innings.


Matt Harvey continues to impress.

While Harvey’s most recent start before Monday wasn’t his best one, his velocity was still there – the most important thing to take note of as he gears up for the regular season while continuing to work his way back from Tommy John surgery.

On Monday, Harvey was nearly as dominant as he was during his first Spring start, totally in control while flashing incredible stuff.

Depending on when he makes his regular season debut, Harvey will make either three or four more Spring Training starts, jumping in innings and total pitches until he’s totally stretched out.

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