(Neil Miller/Ssportsday Wire)
Trying to put the fire out that he started yesterday, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey spoke to the only reporter who he truly trusts, Players Tribune New York City Bureau Chief Matt Harvey.
On the Derek Jeter led site, Harvey said he will pitch in the playoffs and now says the limit is 180-185 innings.
“Regardless of those numbers, I hope everyone knows: I have always wanted to play,” he wrote, “I have always wanted to pitch every single chance I get.
“Especially in the playoffs.
“Right now we’re hunkered down in a fight to make the postseason. All of our efforts are focused on that task. As a team, we understand that there’s still a lot of baseball left to play. The chance to make a run in the playoffs will require our full dedication, energy and passion. This is an incredibly exciting time to be part of the Mets.”
Harvey wrote that he will come up with an innings compromise between what the Mets want and his agent Scott Boras dictates.
This is a change from what he said yesterday when he told the media in Florida that 180 innings was a hard cap.
During today’s Mets 4-3 loss to the Marlins, Harvey was on the bench speaking to Mets Captain David Wright. You have to wonder if this came up in conversation.
Harvey is scheduled to pitch on Tuesday in Washington. There is now word if he will be limited. It has been reported that he will speak to general manager Sandy Alderson tomorrow about the ordeal.