Harvey has now thrown 172.66 of his doctor defined limit of 180 innings. Who in his/her right mind really thinks that Mets ownership, management and fans would be pushing for Harvey to pitch any more in 2015 were it not for the tournament? James Andrews, you know, the one who actually went to the doctor school, has set 180 innings, give or take, as a cautionary practical limit, pitch count not withstanding. Who wants to insure Harvey against injury if he pitches more in 2015? Surely not the loudmouth media types who insist that there is no supporting evidence for the caution of Dr. Andrews. And besides, they and the Met fans, do not like Harvey's agent Scott Boras ... boorishly referred to as Bor-ass in some fan circles. Hey, there's a real reason to risk Harvey's career. Met fans don't like his agent
Harvey pitched really well in August: one run (homer by Pirate Pedro Alvarez) in four starts; innings: 7,8,6,6; pitches: 88,97,103,103.
But in his two September starts:
|25||61||133||Sep 2||NYM||PHI||W,9-4||GS-7||W(12-7)||4||6.1||9||4||4||1||9||1||0||2.60||29||101||68||15||16||6||13||7||2||0||47||0||0||0||28||1||0||0||0||0||0||.58||0.057||-1.35||17.45||12.33||1t start tie||7t 1-- 1 out a3|
|26||62||138||Sep 8||NYM||@||WSN||W,8-7||GS-6||5||5.1||8||7||7||2||6||0||0||2.88||26||74||53||11||9||14||4||2||1||0||28||0||0||0||22||0||0||0||0||0||0||.79||-0.263||-4.43||0.40||4.33||1b start tie||6b --- 1 out d6|
And lest we forget:
|Johan Santana April 5, 2012 by slgckgc via Wikimedia Commons|
June 1, 2012 Johan Santana became the first Met pitcher to throw a no-hitter: 8-0 against St. Louis in New York. Met manager Terry Collins let Santana throw 134 pitches even though Santana missed the entire 2011 season with a bad arm. It is inconceivable that Collins would have let Santana throw 134 pitches in any other regular season circumstance... His final appearance was August 17. Santana's ERA had risen from 2.38 after his no-hitter to 4.85.
Santana never pitched again in the major leagues after 2012. His career was over at 33. With Minnesota Santana had won the Cy Young award in 2004 and 2006.