Mets GM refutes report team plans strict playoff limit for Matt Harvey
Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported earlier Monday that if the Mets make the playoffs, Harvey will not pitch more than once per series and could be limited to 60 pitches per start.
Alderson said later Monday night that the Mets have not considered Harvey’s role in a potential playoff series.
“We have not spent any time yet on a ‘playoff’ plan," Alderson told reporters. “Nothing has been discussed in that regard.”
Harvey, who’s thrown 166 1/3 frames so far this season, told the media on Saturday that he considered 180 innings to be his limit for the year. A day later, he announced on The Players’ Tribune that he would be available for the Mets should they make the postseason.
The 26-year-old righthander is scheduled to start against the Nationals on Tuesday.
- Kenny Ducey