Matt Harvey's forgettable 2017 season has him in the Mets' record books for all the wrong reasons. Harvey (5-7) finished this year with a 6.70 ERA, the highest ERA by any Mets pitcher with at least 70 innings pitched according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The righty's season ended with a dud Friday as he yielded four runs in four innings in a 6-2 loss to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. "It's been a continuous struggle all year," Harvey said. "I don't think the shoulder is quite back to full strength. The positive is this nightmare of a season is over for me." Once one of the premier pitchers in the game, Harvey has now struggled in back-to-back seasons, raising even more questions about whether he can be frontline starter again. Harvey posted a 4.86 ERA last year before undergoing surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome last season, and produced the worst season of his career this year. Harvey yielded 110 hits and walked 47 batters in 92 2/3 innings in 19 games (18 starts) this year, and went 1-4 with a 11.28 ERA after returning in September. Harvey missed almost three months due to a stress injury to the scapula bone in his right shoulder.
Harvey relieved 'this nightmare of a season is over for me'
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