After days of controversy and speculation, Mets' right-hander Matt Harvey announced that he will in fact pitch in the playoffs if the team makes it. Harvey's announcement came via The Player's Tribune.
Harvey had not previously committed to pitching in the playoffs due to an imposed 180-inning limit as he works his way back to full strength after Tommy John surgery, but will lead his team into the postseason if they are able to keep their four-game lead on the second-place Nationals. The 26-year old has posted a 2.60 ERA with 158 strikeouts in 166.1 innings so far this season.
It is currently unclear how the Mets intend to proceed with Harvey for the rest of the season, but he may need to pitch important innings just to get the team into the postseason after some recent struggles. Harvey will be joined by Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Bartolo Colon, Jon Niese and Steven Matz in the team's rotation going forward.