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The Mets are giving Matt Harvey ten more starts

Jul 27, 2013, 7:55 PM EST

Matt Harvey Reuters

With the addition of Jenrry Mejia to the rotation, Mets starter Matt Harvey has about ten starts left according to manager Terry Collins (via Jorge Castillo). We heard rumors about the shutdown throughout the season and now we have a countdown.

Harvey has logged 145 innings over 21 starts thus far, posting a 2.11 ERA. Averaging about seven innings per start, another ten starts would put him around 215 innings and 31 starts. In essence, he would only be deprived of two starts.

It will be interesting to see what the Mets do if they continue to gain ground in the National League. They could conceivably leapfrog both the Phillies and Nationals in the NL East, as they are just a game behind both in the loss column, 54 to 55.

  1. imnotyourbuddyguy - Jul 27, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Countdown until he gets sow some oats with chicks much hotter than most of you are used to

    • fanofevilempire - Jul 27, 2013 at 9:39 PM

      Terry should have pulled him today after 5 innings, I have no problem with the limits because
      this kid is bad ass and he is the Mets future, I don’t see the Mets making the playoffs so why
      risk the kids future. They need to see Wheeler and some other pitchers, they need some bats.
      I think the Mets are heading to the future with a few good ones.

    • fanofevilempire - Jul 27, 2013 at 9:43 PM

      not me buddy, I’m not a boaster and just a regular guy but I get some sweet looking
      ladies, lets get that straight.

      • imnotyourbuddyguy - Jul 27, 2013 at 9:49 PM

        Especially you

      • fanofevilempire - Jul 28, 2013 at 12:11 AM

        Hey buddy, you sound like you got stuck with a ugly chick, too bad for you, like I said
        I like the sweet looking ladies, you can hate all you want!

      • imnotyourbuddyguy - Jul 28, 2013 at 11:28 AM

        Relax Francis and learn to take a joke

        Take a look around, you’re the only one to take the bait and become internet cool guy.

  2. elwaysagenius - Jul 27, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    I wish they didn’t announce when they were shutting him down, now this talked about over the next 2 months, even if the Mets are going nowhere

    • thebadguyswon - Jul 27, 2013 at 8:55 PM

      No way. What is the significance? The Mets aren’t playoff bound anyway, so who cares?

      • fanofevilempire - Jul 27, 2013 at 9:40 PM

        you have such a bad attitude, you’re a buzz killer!

  3. dondada10 - Jul 27, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Wheeler will probably be shut down around that time, too.

    • fanofevilempire - Jul 27, 2013 at 9:41 PM

      for what, he might not even have half those innings pitched.

      • dondada10 - Jul 27, 2013 at 10:39 PM

        He’s a lot further behind in development than Harvey. Last year Harvey was shut down around 160.

        Think of it like the Joba Rules, but the pitcher isn’t a douche.

  4. edelmanfanclub - Jul 27, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Since they are 11 1/2 out of the East and WC, I support their decision to go easy on his arm, that arm is going to lead their rotation for years and they have to take care of it. That being said, it would be a shame if he gets edged out for the Cy Young because he doesn’t pitch deep into September.

    • recoveringcubsfan - Jul 28, 2013 at 10:56 AM

      I was just thinking something along these lines. If it was nigh-on all-out war on these boards last year when the Nats shut down Strasburg – and he was just one of five guys with three potential playoffs rounds ahead of them! – then why wouldn’t screwing Harvey out of the Cy Young, his individual brilliance recognized, be and even BIGGER affront to baseball decency?

      Where are the boo-birds on this one? Or was that just an anti-Mike Rizzo circle jerk last year?

      • jrbdmb - Jul 29, 2013 at 2:35 PM

        Um, *huge* difference between sitting a dominant SP during the divisional playoffs and sitting a dominant SP on a team going nowhere. A bit surprised that you are too dense to understand that.

  5. stoutfiles - Jul 27, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    Fantasy owners: This is your cue to trade him (unless in keeper league). He’s not going to help you in the playoffs because he’ll be gone by then.

  6. tbutler704 - Jul 27, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    “It will be interesting to see what the Mets do if they continue to gain ground in the National League.”

    LOL don’t drink and drive!!

  7. bbk1000 - Jul 28, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    It would have been nice if the Mets thought about inning count last year, a lost season. 10 less innings last year and he would have qualified for ROY this year, giving a little more for fans to root for this year.

    This year they’ll do the same thing to Wheeler.

  8. drubeatz - Jul 28, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    I hate these limitations.

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