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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Matt Harvey says he always considered 180 innings his limit

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A controversy arose on Friday when Scott Boras made a big public stink about the New York Mets’ usage of his client, Matt Harvey. Boras told CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman that doctors advised a 180-inning limit for Harvey this season because he is returning from Tommy John surgery. The Mets said that number was a recommended soft limit and that they planned to manage the pitcher responsibly, as they have done all season.

Harvey is known as a fiery guy, so many were wondering whether Boras was speaking up on his behalf. Apparently that was the case.

Harvey told reporters Saturday that, much like what Boras said, he considers 180 innings to be his limit.

Harvey is now getting crushed by fans and the media alike not just because he plans to shut himself down, but also because he now appears to be a liar.

On Wednesday, Mets manager Terry Collins said Harvey told him he wanted to pitch in the postseason.

If Harvey told Collins that he was demanding to pitch in the postseason but now insists that 180 innings is the limit, why the change? Did Boras get in his ear? Or was he lying all along about wanting to pitch in October?

Plus, in an interview with Jimmy Traina three weeks ago, Harvey said he did not believe in innings limits and said he had no idea about whether he had one. How can he go from acting so nonchalant about the matter to now taking a hardline stance about it?

Harvey is about to go from beloved to bashed in New York. Take a look at some of these tweets.



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