Mets pitcher Matt Harvey leaves game with lower back tightness

Saturday June 8th, 2013

(Steve Mitchell/Getty Images) Mets pitcher Matt Harvey left his start on Saturday after throwing seven innings of one-run ball to lower his ERA to 2.10. (Steve Mitchell/Getty Images)

New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey left his start on Saturday against the Miami Marlins after seven innings and 93 pitches with lower back tightness.

After coming out for the eighth inning, Harvey pointed to his lower back/upper backside in the dugout after being removed by manager Terry Collins, according to ESPN New York's Adam Rubin.

Prior to the injury, the 24-year-old pitched seven innings and allowed one run to lower his season ERA to 2.10. It was the ninth time in 13 starts in 2013 that he lasted at least seven innings.

He earned his fourth straight no-decision and eighth in his last nine games after beginning the year with four straight wins.

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