Matt Harvey: “I will pitch in the playoffs”

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Mets starter Matt Harvey, responding to recent criticism over a cited 180-innings limit on the 2015 season, penned a column at The Players’ Tribune titled, “I Will Pitch in the Playoffs”.

Harvey hammers home that point, saying he will be “healthy, active, and ready to go,” assuring Mets fans the team won’t be without their ace should they reach the postseason. He writes:

I am communicating with my agent, my doctor, Sandy and the entire Mets organization. I can assure everyone that we’re all on the same page.

Together, we are coming up with a plan to reach an innings limit during the season. It will be a compromise between the doctors and the Mets organization to get me, and the team, to where we need to be for our postseason run.

Harvey has a 2.60 ERA with a 158/34 K/BB ratio over 166 1/3 innings this season. It would likely only take him two — and certainly three — more starts to reach that 180-innings limit.

The Mets lost 4-3 to the Marlins on Sunday. They will head to Washington, D.C. for a three-game series against the Nationals with a four-game first-place lead in the NL East.