Mets ace Matt Harvey isn’t saying whether he intends to pitch in the playoffs if New York makes it that far.
Harvey said Saturday that his surgeon, noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews, has advised him not to exceed 180 innings this year. Harvey has thrown 166 1/3 so far.
Asked repeatedly whether he would top that limit if that’s what the Mets wanted, Harvey didn’t directly answer.
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"Right now, I’m focused on Tuesday," he said.
That’s when Harvey is next scheduled to start at Washington. The NL East-leading Mets began the day with a five-game lead over the Nationals.
Harvey said he has "no idea" if the 180-inning limit includes possible starts in the postseason.
"I’m the type of person that I never want to put the ball down," he said. "I hired Scott (Boras), my agent, and went with Dr. Andrews as my surgeon because I trusted them to keep my career going and keep me healthy."
The 26-year-old Harvey is 12-7 with a 2.60 ERA in 25 starts, a year after missing the season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Harvey was dehydrated after his most recent start, a win on Wednesday over the Phillies.
"I’m healthy," he said before the Mets played at Miami.