NEW YORK -- With Matt Harvey's innings count mounting in his first season back from Tommy John surgery, New York Mets manager Terry Collins acknowledged that Harvey will have a start skipped again down the stretch.
Harvey enters Wednesday's start against the Philadelphia Phillies at 160 innings this season. Doctors have advised -- but yet not mandated -- that Harvey toss no more than 180 innings.
Skipping Harvey one additional turn, plus going to a six-man rotation, should give Harvey no more than four more starts the remainder of the regular season after Wednesday's series finale against the Phillies.
The Mets are treating the postseason separately and hope he can pitch uninterrupted, while not guaranteeing it.
Harvey will proceed with a start against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday in D.C.