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Mets pitcher Matt Harvey (triceps) questionable for Game 5
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Mets pitcher Matt Harvey (triceps) questionable for Game 5
Monday October 19th, 2015

New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey is questionable for his slotted start in Game 5 of the NLCS after taking a line drive to his right triceps in Game 1 on Saturday.

Mets’ manager Terry Collins said Monday that the plan is for Harvey to start, but that he was “pretty surprised” how sore and swollen Harvey’s arm is.

Despite being struck by the comebacker off the bat of Chicago's Dexter Fowler in the sixth inning, Harvey was the winning pitcher in the Mets’ 4–2 victory over the Cubs in Game 1. The 26-year-old pitcher allowed two runs on four hits and struck out nine while pitching through 7 2/3 innings.

“The ball kind of dented my arm a little bit, got me right in the triceps,” Harvey said after Game 1. “It's a little bit swollen right now, but the training staff will take care of that and we’ll be all set.”

The Mets hold a 2–0 series lead over the Cubs entering Tuesday night's Game 3 at Wrigley Field. If necessary, Game 5 would be on Thursday.

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