Mets announce starters for series against the Yankees

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The Mets have aligned their rotation for the most significant Subway Series since the 2000 World Series.

The club announced Steven Matz will get the ball on Friday night, followed by Noah Syndergaard on Saturday afternoon, and Matt Harvey will pitch on Sunday.

It is not clear how many innings Harvey will pitch. He has threw on September 8 against Washington and struggled, allowing seven runs in 5 1/3 innings against the Nationals.

The Mets have said Harvey will pitch regularly as part of a six-man rotation down the stretch of the season in an effort to keep him sharp and active instead of idle.

But they will likely have him pitch shorter games and piggyback him either with Logan Verrett or a combination of long relievers such as Sean Gilmartin, Tim Stauffer and Carlos Torres to get his games into the second third of the game.

In fact, Terry Collins said on Wednesday Harvey will indeed make an abbreviated start on Sunday and, if necessary, an abbreviated start against the Nationals on October 4.

“He won’t go deep into the game,” the manager said on Wednesday.

This is all an effort to afford him enough innings to pitch in the playoffs, Collins said.

Original post, 2:35 pm, updated 4:07 pm

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