All the tuneups are complete for Matt Harvey. Next up is the real thing.
Harvey capped a stellar spring training by striking out four in four innings Thursday as the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals played a 0-0 tie in their Grapefruit League finale.
Harvey allowed three hits and threw 41 of 56 pitches for strikes. He had a 1.19 ERA in six spring training starts, giving up three runs and 17 hits in 22 2-3 innings.
"Everything feels great, as it has all spring training," Harvey said. "I don't think there's much more to accomplish."
The NL starter in the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field, Harvey hasn't pitched in a regular-season game since Aug. 24, 2013. The 26-year-old right-hander is recovering from elbow ligament-replacement surgery that Oct. 22.
He walked one and struck out 21 during the exhibition season.