Mets may allow Matt Harvey to throw 200 innings “including the playoffs”


Like most teams dealing with pitchers coming back from Tommy John elbow surgery the Mets will limit Matt Harvey’s workload this season, but it sounds like the limitations won’t be severe.

General manager Sandy Alderson told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that 215 innings is out of the question for Harvey, but 200 innings is possible “including the playoffs.”

Setting aside the ability to make an easy joke about the Mets and the playoffs, that seemingly means Alderson is fine with Harvey logging 180-190 innings during the regular season and there are no plans for a postseason shutdown ala Stephen Strasburg with the Nationals.

Before getting hurt Harvey averaged 6.85 innings per start, which would leave room for 27-28 starts before reaching 190 innings.