Harvey leaves with tightness in back

Matt Harvey has left his start against Miami after seven innings

with tightness in his lower back.

The New York Mets sensation singled in the seventh Saturday and

appeared to run somewhat gingerly to second base on an

inning-ending groundout. He warmed up for the eighth, but then

there was a mass meeting on the mound that included a trainer,

manager Terry Collins and the entire Mets infield.

Harvey finally gave up the ball – reluctantly, it appeared – and

walked to the dugout. Brandon Lyon was given all the time he needed

to warm up.

It was the eighth no-decision in the last nine starts for

Harvey, who remains 5-0. He gave up one run and six hits, striking

out six and walking none.