Before today’s game, Terry Collins spoke to reporters about a number of things. Here is the gist of what he told them:
- Jon Niese approached Collins about pitching out of the bullpen. Niese will do so for the remainder of the season, while Logan Verrett will start in his place in Philadelphia.
- Harvey will be at about 75-80 pitches against Washington on Saturday.
- The Mets are catching their breath today, but will be going for home field advantage in the NLDS.
- Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, and Noah Syndergaard will start in the postseason. The final spot appears to be between Steven Matz and Bartolo Colon.
- Yesterday’s decision to keep pitching was left in Matt Harvey’s hands.