I was at the Sunday night Subway Series game back in September, and I can assure you it looked even uglier in person than on television.
Have you forgotten about it? I’ll remind you since us Mets fans are arguably masochists. Matt Harvey was dominating the game. The Mets were only down by one, and yet Harvey was pulled after just five innings. The Mets then lost the game 11-2. I actually left a Mets game early, something I’ve rarely ever done.
Yes, it’s time to bring back the innings limit discussion. But don’t worry folks, this time it’s for the better!
According to MLB.com, Terry Collins discussed innings limits while talking about the 2016 Mets – and he said there will be no restrictions. That’s right, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, and Jacob deGrom will not be under an innings limit. Don’t believe me? Here’s a quote from the man himself from this past weekend:
“Fortunately, we’re not going to have to worry about innings this year. I think we’re always going to be concerned with workload. These guys are still young and we don’t want them to get hurt. We’re going to be careful in Spring Training, bring them along a little slowly. I’ve done a lot of research of some of these teams in the past that have had young pitchers. One of the things I’ve learned is that you’ve got to be careful early in the year. If you’re planning on having them pitch in October, then they have to be ready.”
Currently, the Mets seem to be banking on their pitching to get through the season, as a big bat still has yet to be signed (cough cough sign Cespedes). The Mets may not be hitting tons of home runs this upcoming season, but hopefully the rotation won’t be giving many up, either. This is not something we can solely rely on, but getting rid of the innings limit is a relief.