Struggling ace Harvey to make next scheduled start for Mets

New York Mets manager Terry Collins takes starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) out of the baseball game during the third inning against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, May 19, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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NEW YORK (AP) Struggling star Matt Harvey will make his next scheduled start for the New York Mets next week at Washington.

Following the shortest outing of his career Thursday night in a 9-1 loss to the Nationals, the Mets left open the possibility of skipping Harvey's upcoming turn in the rotation. But in a meeting with staff members Friday, manager Terry Collins said, Harvey insisted he wants to fight through his problems on the mound.

Harvey is slated to start Tuesday night, but Collins said that could change. The right-hander might be pushed back a day or even moved up to pitch on three days' rest Monday because he threw only 61 pitches Thursday.

Collins said Harvey will definitely get the ball at some point during the three-game series in Washington, though.

Harvey, an All-Star in 2013, is 3-6 with a 5.77 ERA in nine starts this season.