Published June 10. 2013 4:00AM
Mystic's Matt Harvey told ESPN.com on Sunday he expects to make his next scheduled start on Thursday when the New York Mets host the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field.
Harvey, the ex-Fitch great, began warming up in the top of the eighth inning against the Florida Marlins on Saturday in a game the Mets would eventually lose 2-1 in 20 innings.
But after feeling some discomfort in his lower back, manager Terry Collins decided to make Harvey exit in a game that was tied 1-1.
"Everything is fine," Harvey said in a story that appeared on ESPN.com on Sunday. "I woke up (Sunday). Felt good. They told me my start date is Thursday. So I'm ready to go."
Harvey said the Mets' medical staff popped his back into place after performing a chiropractic maneuver in the trainer's room following the game Saturday night.
"In college (North Carolina) it happened a couple of times," Harvey said. "It hasn't happened since then. It was a quick thing. Once it was realigned, it was back to normal.
"Everything is fine. I woke up today and didn't feel anything. So we're good to go."
- Staff and Wire Reports