FISHKILL, NY – One of the perks at Dutchess Stadium is that baseball fans get to see the stars of tomorrow, today, up close and personal. But the best “perk” fans will get is to see one of the stars of today up close and personal tomorrow, as Matt Harvey enters Dutchess Stadium with the visiting Brooklyn Cyclones.
The inside report is that Harvey will pitch Saturday night at the Stadium as part of his rehab. Sources believe he will only pitch one or two innings in Saturday night’s game, but what a thrill for Mets fans and baseball fans.
The right hander was shut down and placed on the disabled list June 16 after struggling to regain strength in his right shoulder; a complication from the surgery he had to deal with the symptoms of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome last June.
Harvey was 4-3 with a 5.25 ERA when he was shut down.
The Mets organization say they expect him to return to the team Sunday and then throw a side session on Tuesday in anticipation for another rehab start.
How interesting will it be to watch these young Renegades players hit against a major leaguer; albiet a major leaguer working to regain his arm strength.
Game time is at 7:05pm Saturday night and it is also fireworks night at Dutchess Stadium.