Wednesday September 16th, 2015

New York Mets righthander Matt Harvey will start against the New York Yankees on Sunday, according to a report by ESPN's Adam Rubin.

Harvey, who had Tommy John surgery in 2014, missed his last scheduled start and will pitch Sunday for the first time since Sept. 8. The 26-year-old is being kept on a 180–185 innings leash by the Mets this season at the urging of his agent Scott Boras.

On Sept. 6, Harvey wrote in The Players' Tribune that despite his innings limit, he plans on pitching for New York in the postseason.

In 26 starts this season, Harvey is 12–7 with a 2.88 ERA in 171 2/3 innings.

Along with Harvey, Rubin said the Mets will start Steven Matz and Noah Syndergaard in the weekend Subway Series. 

The Mets currently lead the Nationals by 8 1/2 games for first place in the NL East.

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