Harvey (0-2) gave up four earned runs on five hits with one walk while striking out three through 4.1 innings in a loss to the Rangers on Wednesday. Harvey pitched three scoreless innings before giving up five runs, one unearned, in a little over an inning that ultimately ended his outing. That makes three starts in a row where the right-hander hasn't made it out of the fifth inning. The 30-year-old has a 0-2 record with a 9.64 ERA through four starts this season. Harvey will get his next start Monday against the Yankees.
Harvey's next start has been moved to Wednesday against Texas, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. Harvey was expected to toe the rubber Tuesday, but the Angels announced that Jaime Barria will get the nod in his stead. This is significant news for fantasy owners counting on a two-start week for Harvey.
Harvey (0-1) took the loss against the Rangers on Thursday, giving up eight earned runs on 10 hits over four innings, striking out five and walking two in an 11-4 defeat for the Angels. The right-hander was shelled in this contest, giving up five runs in the first inning and eight on the evening, ballooning his ERA to 9.00 and WHIP to 1.90 through his first two starts of the season. It was a disappointing follow-up effort, as Harvey had a solid line in his first outing, going six innings and giving up two earned runs against Oakland. He'll look to get on track when he takes the mound in his next start against the Brewers on Tuesday, but this performance should put a healthy damper on any hopes that a change of scenery could potentially spearhead the one-time Mets ace to finding his old form.
Harvey didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 6-2 win over the A's, giving up two runs on four hits and three walks over six innings while striking out one. A two-run shot in the sixth inning by Khris Davis accounted for all the damage off the right-hander, as Harvey managed to escape a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the fifth. He threw 58 of 89 pitches for strikes and touched 95 mph with his fastball, and while the former Met wasn't dominant, it was still a solid debut in an Angels uniform. Harvey will next take the mound April 4 at home against the Rangers.
Harvey will make his Cactus League debut Wednesday against Colorado, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. A glute strain held Harvey back at the start of camp, but the injury won't significantly affect his preparation for the regular season. He'll still have time for several Cactus League starts before the regular season begins.