Matt Harvey’s return to the mound wasn’t exactly triumphant on Friday night.
The Mets’ right-hander, coming off a team-imposed three-game suspension, surrendered five earned runs and three homers in just five innings of work in a 7-4 loss to the Brewers. Most of the damage came in the sixth inning, when Milwaukee scored four times and knocked Harvey out of the game.
It was the third consecutive start in which Harvey allowed at least five runs, and it dropped him to 2-3 on the season with a 5.62 ERA.
“I think overall, the last three, four starts have been pretty terrible,” Harvey said, via MLB.com. “So obviously there’s a lot of work to be done to get things back on track, which is the main goal right now.”