Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 6/30/13

Here we go again! Remember last year when the Nationals totally blew their chance at a World Series by shutting down Stephen Strasburg after he pitched one horrible game after he’d hit his innings recommendation, or whatever it was called for him? Well now the Mets are going to miss the World Series entirely because of an innings limit for Matt Harvey (as reported by the New York Daily News), the current best pitcher in the NL this year (by sort of every metric) . Un-be-liev-able! It’s actually a little surprising to me to find out that Harvey has an innings cap for this year. He’s at a point in his development where a lot of teams just take the wraps off. He hasn’t spent much time at the major league level but he did throw 169.1 innings last year and 135.2 innings the year before that with no apparent fatigue or injuries. Strasburg, if you’ve somehow forgotten, was coming back from Tommy John surgery last year and was following a much reported/speculated upon recovery schedule. Somewhat surprisingly the Nats were serious contenders last year and everybody blew up when the thing that had been expected in March when the [...]

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