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Matt Harvey | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Matt Harvey allowed just one (unearned) run over six innings Saturday in the Mets' loss to the Nationals.
Harvey looked sharp in his final tuneup before the postseason, yielding only four hits and striking out 11 batters on just 91 pitches. He did not issue a walk. Max Scherzer out-dueled him on the other end, however, firing his second no-hitter of the 2015 season as the Nationals went on to win 2-0. Harvey is expected to make just one start in the NLDS. Oct 3 - 9:37 PM

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Mets GM Sandy Alderson indicated Tuesday that Matt Harvey will only pitch once in the NLDS.

Which means he's probably going to take Game 3 against the Dodgers. Harvey has been the center of a very public innings-limit controversy for going on a month, but he threw 97 pitches over 6 2/3 innings Saturday against the Reds and can still have a major impact as a one-start-per-series pitcher in the postseason.
Sep 29 - 4:41 PM

Matt Harvey held the Reds to two earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Saturday in the Mets' 10-2 rout.

And with that, the Mets are your 2015 National League East champions. They're headed to the postseason for the first time since 2006. Harvey gave up nine hits but walked none and struck out six, throwing 97 pitches with no apparent restrictions. So much for that innings limit controversy.
Sep 26 - 7:19 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Saturday that Matt Harvey will make another start next week.

Harvey is working against the Reds on Saturday afternoon, then will make one final tune-up in the regular season before the Mets head to the playoffs. How the Mets will structure their rotation in the postseason remains to be seen, but Harvey will obviously play a prominent role.
Sep 26 - 1:13 PM

Matt Harvey dominated the Yankees for five scoreless innings on Sunday night, racking up seven strikeouts.

Harvey allowed just one hit and one walk in the ballgame, throwing 77 total pitches before being lifted. He departed in line for his 13th victory, but the Yankees hung 11 runs on the Mets bullpen in the final four innings. It's unclear when the right-hander will next appear in a game, as manager Terry Collins is considering using him in shorter, more frequent appearances to keep him fresh heading into the postseason.
Sep 20 - 11:52 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday that the club is considering having Matt Harvey make shorter, more frequent appearances.

The thinking is that it would be better for Harvey to pitch regularly even if the starts are brief rather than have long layoffs between outings. Obviously neither situation is ideal for fantasy owners, but the Mets will do their best to manage the righty's workload. Logan Verrett is starting on Monday in Harvey's regular spot.
Sep 13 - 11:21 AM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wednesday that the tentative plan is to have Matt Harvey pitch next weekend against the Yankees.

That means that he's going to be skipped on his next turn through the rotation, with Logan Verrett likely to fill in. Harvey, the source of a very public innings-limit controversy, allowed seven runs in 5 1/3 frames Tuesday in a no-decision against the Nationals. He owns a 2.88 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 164/36 K/BB ratio in 171 2/3 total innings this season.
Sep 9 - 5:19 PM

Matt Harvey served up seven runs in 5 1/3 innings, but lucked into a no-decision as the Mets came back to win against the Nationals on Tuesday.

It's Harvey's first start since the innings-limit controversy and it didn't go well. He allowed eight hits and a pair of walks while striking out six on 74 pitches. The big blow came in the sixth inning when Michael Taylor hit a single to center field, but Yoenis Cespedes misplayed it for what turned out to be a Little League grand slam. Harvey now holds a 2.88 ERA with a 1.04 WHIP and a 164/36 K/BB ratio over 171 2/3 innings. He's on schedule to face the Braves in Atlanta but the Mets may opt to push his next start back further in order to suppress his innings.
Sep 8 - 10:37 PM

The Mets are planning to manage Matt Harvey's innings to keep him under 200 between regular season play and the postseason.

Harvey's pitched 166 1/3 innings to this point. He's made it clear that he wants to pitch during the postseason and in order to facilitate this, the team is setting a goal of 200 total innings. Doctors have apparently recommended a 180-inning cap, so he's slotted to go a little above and beyond that. Logan Verrett, who was called up on Monday, is likely to take a few of his September starts to keep a postseason run in place for the ace.
Sep 7 - 10:02 PM

Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Monday that Matt Harvey will start Tuesday against the Nationals and again in the final series of the regular season.

But everything between that is up in the air. Harvey announced on the Players' Tribune website Sunday that he fully intends to pitch in the postseason, and the Mets are now mapping out a plan that will make that happen. He's up to 166 1/3 innings on the season and doctors have apparently recommended that he be shut down at an innings count of 180. Logan Verrett figures to take a few of his regular-season rotation turns.
Sep 7 - 11:05 AM

Matt Harvey, in a statement released through the player's tribune, announced Sunday that he will pitch in the postseason.

Harvey states "I will pitch in the playoffs. I will be healthy, active and ready to go." He also notes that he, his doctors, Sandy Alderson and the Mets organization are all on the same page, and they they'll work together to decide on an innings limit for Harvey during the regular season. While it's a messy situation that has unnecessarily played out in the court of public opinion, it sounds as though all parties are now on the same page and ready to move forward, with the star right-hander available for the postseason.
Sep 6 - 6:36 PM

Matt Harvey said Saturday he's always considered 180 innings to be his limit for this year and would not answer questions about pitching in the postseason.

It would seem that Harvey is siding with agent Scott Boras, who does not want him to pitch past 180 innings. Part of the blame has to fall on the Mets, who had all season to figure out what they were going to do with Harvey. Regardless, it's baffling Harvey is willing to hang it up right in the middle of a pennant race. It's a huge 180 for Harvey after the right-hander convinced the Mets not to go to a six-man rotation earlier this year. It's a messy situation for the Mets and one that could keep happening with young players coming off Tommy John surgery.
Sep 5 - 5:59 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins on Friday wouldn't confirm that Matt Harvey will start on Tuesday.

And another chapter is added to the Scott Boras/Sandy Alderson showdown about Harvey's innings. Multiple outlets have reported that the Mets will not shut Harvey down, but perhaps they could either push him back or skip him again. They do plan to skip him once more this month.
Sep 4 - 4:15 PM

Adam Rubin of reports that the Mets plan to stick with their innings plan for Matt Harvey that will allow him to pitch through the playoffs.

Harvey's agent, Scott Boras, made waves when he told CBS Sports' Jon Heyman that he thinks the club should shut the righty down when he reaches 180 innings (he's at 166 1/3 frames now). But, while they plan to skip Harvey once more and will also use a six-man rotation this month, they have no plans to shut the right-hander down altogether.
Sep 4 - 3:40 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Mets and Matt Harvey's agent, Scott Boras, are disagreeing about what Harvey's innings limit should be.

Boras says that doctors advised a 180-inning limit for Harvey before the season, but general manager Sandy Alderson is contending that the pitcher has had a "soft" innings limit all along. Harvey is sitting at 166 1/3 innings currently. The Mets plan to skip one more of the right-hander's starts but have no plans to shut him down. Boras can be upset all he wants if/when Harvey surpasses the 180-inning threshold, but he has no recourse here.
Sep 4 - 11:12 AM

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