NEW YORK -- New York Mets ace Matt Harvey left Saturday's game against the Miami Marlins with lower back tightness.
Harvey came out to warm up for the eighth inning and was quickly joined on the mound by manager Terry Collins and trainer Brian Chicklo. After a brief talk, Harvey headed to the dugout, where he could seen pointing out his lower back area to pitching coach Dan Warthen.
Moments before Harvey was pulled, he singled to center in the seventh inning. He didn't stay on the bases long, however, as the next batter, Omar Quintanilla, grounded out to end the frame.
Harvey, who entered the game with a 4.35 ERA this season against Miami, gave up just one run in seven innings. He gave up six hits and struck out six as he remained undefeated on the season. Harvey has not recorded a decision in his last four starts and eight of his last nine outings. He's 5-0 with a 2.10 ERA.
The 24-year-old departed with the game tied at 1-1.