Report: Matt Harvey Partied in LA the Night Before Mets Game in San Diego

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMay 1, 2018

New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey works in the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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The New York Mets spent last weekend playing a road series against the San Diego Padres, but pitcher Matt Harvey reportedly found an opportunity to party in Los Angeles.

According to Ian Mohr of Page Six, Harvey was at the Avra Beverly Hills opening Thursday night, and while one source said he was sober, another said he was "out at the Avra opening stumbling around." The second person added the pitcher "had to sit down at one point. He must have been so desperate to party, he came up from San Diego."

Harvey pitched Friday against the Padres and allowed one run in one inning out of the bullpen.

The Mets had traveled from St. Louis to San Diego Thursday after a day game against the Cardinals, and Harvey apparently took advantage of limited time off.

It has already been a rough year for the 29-year-old, who was moved to the bullpen after just four starts and a 6.00 ERA. He has made three relief appearances so far, allowing two earn runs in four total innings.

This has been part of a disappointing fall from 2013 when he was an All-Star and one of the best pitchers in baseball. Since then, he has dealt with numerous injuries, most recently requiring surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome.

However, his off-field question marks have been just as prevalent as when he is on the mound.

Harvey was suspended for three games last season for failing to show to a game, and once again he was reportedly partying the night before, per the New York Post.

Considering he is set to hit free agency for the first time following this season, he is not making the right type of headlines so far in 2018.


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