Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/10/13
Terry Collins announced to reporters in his pre-game press conference that Carlos Torres will start in place of Matt Harvey on Saturday against the Pirates. Going straight to my chief concern, Collins said it had partly to do with the team’s concern of innings pitched and that the team is now seeking to cut down Harvey’s workload for the second half as I have been clamoring for the last month. Harvey has accumulated 130 innings thus far and was on pace for 250 innings this season. It looks like they will try to keep that number around 200 which is great to hear. As for the blister? “It’s no excuse for my poor pitching,” Harvey explained after his last start. “I feel fine with it, so I’ve just got to figure some things out and get back out there.” Harvey will still be able to start Tuesday’s All Star Game at Citi Field if Bruce Bochy asks him to, which is perfectly fine now that we know the blister is not a big concern. The skipped start helps Harvey on multiple levels, and we all ge...
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