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