Jacob deGrom will pitch on Sunday against the Reds
This past weekend, the Mets collectively decided Jacob deGrom would not make his regularly scheduled start on Tuesday against the Braves, instead using Logan Verrett and pushing deGrom back to an unspecified date.
As it turns out, deGrom will effectively be skipped through this turn in the rotation, as he will pitch in five days against the Reds at Great American Ballpark.
On Monday, Collins also said Matt Harvey would pitch against the Reds this upcoming weekend, although Collins did not say what day Harvey would pitch.
Assuming the Mets keep Harvey in turn in this six-man rotation, he would be on-track to pitch on Saturday against the Reds.
That also means both Harvey and deGrom will pitch against the Nationals in the final two games of the regular season respectively, assuming they keep everyone in-turn and don’t shuffle or revert the rotation back to five pitchers.
While it’s still premature to consider a rotation for the Division Series, deGrom would then be lined up to pitch game one of that series on regular rest on Friday, October 9. Harvey would then be lined up to pitch game two with one extra day’s rest on Saturday, October 10.
But it’s logical to conclude their rotation will depend a lot on whether or not they have home field advantage in the Division Series and how Noah Syndergaard fits into that equation, given his struggles away from Citi Field.