Thursday April 9th, 2015

New York Mets ace Matt Harvey made his first start Thursday since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2013. In six innings, he recorded nine strikeouts, one walk, four hits and allowed zero runs.

Harvey and the Mets are facing the Washington Nationals in the final game of their season-opening series.

• Harvey, Strasburg duel in D.C.

Harvey, 26, was an All-Star in 2013, his first full major-league season. He went 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA and 191 strikeouts in 26 starts. He led the majors in Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) and finished fourth in Cy Young voting. 

Harvey had Tommy John surgery in October 2013 and missed the entire 2014 season. He made six starts in spring training and had a 1.19 ERA in 22 2/3 innings.

• REITER: Can Mets' rebuild survive injuries?

- Dan Gartland

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