PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Matt Harvey, in all of his mustached glory, threw to live hitters on Saturday morning at First Data Field, prior to the Mets' Grapefruit League home opener against the Washington Nationals.
Harvey is gearing up to make his first spring training start next month and it doesn't appear as if he's throwing with many restrictions. Pitching coach Dan Warthen was on hand telling him to throw it throw it hard.
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Harvey is one of four starting pitchers to be sporting a mustache this weekend, though the reasons for the facial hair are still a mystery. Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and Steven Matz are sporting the 'stache, but Zack Wheeler is the lone rotation holdout.
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It's not the first time Harvey has experimented with the mustache, as he made a valiant attempt in college at North Carolina.
The Mets continue their Grapefruit League slate on Sunday when they host the Detroit Tigers at 1:10 p.m., ET. The game will be broadcast on WPIX.
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