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Matt Harvey will make final start Wednesday after rainout

Sep 18, 2012, 3:19 PM EDT

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UPDATE: And now it doesn’t matter anyway, as the game has been postponed to tomorrow and Harvey will start.

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There’s bad weather in the forecast for tonight’s Mets-Phillies game in New York, so if they actually play Mets rookie Matt Harvey has been scratched from his scheduled start and replaced by Jeremy Hefner.

This was supposed to be Harvey’s final start of the season before being shut down to limit his workload, so the Mets don’t want him pitching in the rain or having to sit through delays.

On the other hand, imagine being Hefner and knowing that the only reason you’re starting tonight is that your team cares significantly less about what happens to you and your right arm than they do about Harvey and his right arm.

And rightfully so, of course, but it’s still gotta be an odd feeling.

  1. thebadguyswon - Sep 18, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    Anymore non-stories involving the Mets today guys? I hear Josh Thole is arbitration eligible for the first time this winter.

    • delawarephilliesfan - Sep 18, 2012 at 3:58 PM

      Phillies are still (somewhat) in it, and a tough throwing starter who beat the Phillies 3 weeks ago has been scratched for a weak throwing spot starter. I would call that post worthy.

      • thebadguyswon - Sep 18, 2012 at 9:20 PM

        Fair enough.

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