Mets GM refutes report team plans strict playoff limit for Matt Harvey

Tuesday September 8th, 2015

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson refuted a report Monday night that pitcher Matt Harvey could be limited no more than 60 pitches per start in the postseason.

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.

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Alderson met with reporters before Monday’s game against the Nationals and said he didn’t know for sure if Harvey would be able to pitch for the entirety of the playoffs.

The 26-year-old righthander is scheduled to start against the Nationals on Tuesday.

- Kenny Ducey

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