• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Mets SP Matt Harvey stuck with tough-luck loss in final regular season start

    Mets starter Matt Harvey (13-8) was brilliant on Saturday in a losing effort, allowing one unearned run on four hits while striking out 11 across six innings in a 2-0 defeat to the Nationals.If it weren't for Max Scherzer's absurd performance, Harvey would have likely been the winning pitcher on Saturday. In any case, the dominating performance is a fantastic sign for Mets fans going into the postseason. The most impressive stat is that Harvey drew 22 swinging strikes in just 91 pitches. He finished the season with a 2.71 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 29 starts this season.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Matt Harvey leads Mets to first playoff birth in nine years

    Mets starter Matt Harvey (13-7) picked up the playoff-clinching victory for the Mets on Saturday, surrendering nine hits and two earned runs in 6 2/3 innings in a 10-2 defeat of the Reds. He struck out six. Harvey was able to muster his first quality start in September at a critical time, while pitching the furthest he has into a game since an Aug. 11 appearance against Colorado. After a rocky start to the month in which he surrendered 17 hits and 11 earned runs over 11 2/3 innings in two starts, Harvey has now generated a sparkling 1.61 ERA over his last pair of trips to the mound. Harvey displayed solid control Saturday, refraining from handing out any free passes and throwing 73 of his 97 pitches for strikes. He also did not allow a ball to leave the yard, the seventh time over his last nine starts that he has not surrendered a homer.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Mets SP Matt Harvey tosses five shutout innings Sunday

    Mets pitcher Matt Harvey threw five shutout innings Sunday against the Yankees, striking out seven while allowing one hit and one walk. Harvey left with a 1-0 lead, only to see the bullpen implode immediately after his departure, thus fueling the fire on the discussion about his innings limit.

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    Mets to limit Matt Harvey during Sunday's start

    Mets pitcher Matt Harvey won't pitch more than five or six innings in Sunday's start, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports. The Mets plan to keep a very close eye on Harvey in his start against the Yankees, but manager Terry Collins said Harvey would still likely go longer than three or four innings. It's not clear how many more starts Harvey will make in the regular season following Sunday's outing, but the Mets have said they plan to use him in the postseason, so once the division is wrapped up they may look to skip him again.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Mets SP Matt Harvey set to pitch Sunday against Big Apple rival

    Mets standout right-hander Matt Harvey will start Sunday against the Yankees, per Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Harvey is only expected to make one or two more starts before the end of the regular season, as the Mets continue to limit his innings following Tommy John surgery. The 26-year-old has not pitched since September 8 against Washington when he was roughed up for seven earned runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings. Following the Sunday outing, the Mets will likely reassess the rotation and determine whether it will be necessary for Harvey to make another start as the postseason approaches.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Mets' Logan Verrett to get Matt Harvey's start on Monday

    The Mets are tentatively set to go with pitcher Logan Verrett to start Monday's game against the Marlins, reports MLB.com. Verrett went 1-1 with a 3.06 ERA over 32 1/3 innings earlier this season. Verrett will take Matt Harvey's turn in the rotation with the Mets going with a six-man rotation. General manager Sandy Alderson said he would prefer Harvey start two more games during the regular season, reports NJ.com.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Mets pitcher Matt Harvey not sure when his next start will be

    After struggling during his start Tuesday against the Nationals, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey said he was unsure when his next start would occur, reports ESPN.com. "I have no idea," Harvey said after Tuesday's outing. "I'll just be ready for it." Harvey has now pitched 171 2/3 innings this season and he previously said 180 would be his limit. He allowed seven runs over 5 1/3 innings Tuesday, but he received a no-decision. "Everything felt good," Harvey said. "I just left, obviously, way too many pitches over the middle of the plate, and they got a lot of contact and the balls went through, kind of went their way. Overall, my body felt fine. My arm felt great. Obviously not the outcome I would have liked."

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Mets seek to keep SP Matt Harvey under 200 innings

    The ever-changing innings limit that Mets stud starter Matt Harvey seems destined to maintain is now under 200 for the entire season, including the playoffs, per USA Today. The Mets had previously indicated they would shut Harvey down when he reached the 180-inning plateau. He is now at 166 1/3. The new limit might mean the Mets would force him to stop pitching at some point during a playoff run. It remains to be seen how much Harvey pitches the rest of the regular season. The Mets are five games ahead of Washington with just 25 games remaining.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Mets SP Matt Harvey says he will pitch in the playoffs

    Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey, who has been subject to an innings limit this season, said he will be available to throw in the playoffs, according to a self-written piece in the Players Tribune. Harvey could be shut down after he reaches 180 innings this season. He is currently 12-7 with a 2.60 ERA in 166 1/3 innings this season.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Mets SP Matt Harvey may have innings-limit after all

    Mets starter Matt Harvey may be shutdown at (or around) 180 innings pitched, after all. Harvey has said he always considered that number as a limit in his first season back after Tommy John surgery. Harvey and the Mets have not officially committed whether or not he will actually be shut down. It is also not known if Harvey would pitch in the postseason, should the Mets make it in. Harvey, who is scheduled to pitch Tuesday against the Nationals, is currently at 166 1/3 innings.