Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/29/13
Photo by Ed Leyro The Mets have stated that Matt Harvey is going to be capped at around 210 innings.  Similarly, Zack Wheeler will have his season come to an end when he reaches 185 innings.  As of today, Harvey has competed 145 innings, while Wheeler has tossed 108⅔ innings between AAA-Las Vegas and the Mets.  That leaves approximately ten starts for both Harvey and Wheeler to reach their innings limit. But is an innings limit really the best way to prevent a young pitcher from overexerting himself?  Wouldn’t a pitch limit be a more accurate way to shield Harvey and Wheeler from potential injuries?  Allow me to explain. On Friday night, Matt Harvey pitched eight beautiful innings against Washington, allowing an unearned run while throwing only 99 pitches.  Meanwhile, on July 20, Zack Wheeler was only able to pitch 4⅔ innings versus Philadelphia, needing 106 pitches before he was removed from the game.  Although Wheeler threw seven more pitches than Harvey did, Harvey pitched 3⅓ inn...
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