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Sep 08 ’15, 7:05 PM
MLB | New York Mets vs Washington Nationals
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Mets starter Matt Harvey is a stud. But Jordan Zimmerman is no slouch either. The Nationals are playing for their playoff lives here five games behind the Mets and are 44-15 in Zimmerman’s last 59 starts at Nationals Park, a winning percentage of 74 percent.
The Mets have lost six of Harvey’s last eight road starts. Harvey’s focus comes into question today after the controversy the past few days about the team’s plan to limit his innings and how much he might pitch in the playoffs.
The controversy hasn’t died down. So Harvey’s concentration may be off after he met with Mets general manager Sandy Alderson on Monday to discuss the issue.
Harvey has been pitching well, but so has Zimmerman, who has won his last four starts. He’s allowed just two runs in his last two starts spanning 13 innings. Zimmerman has been much better at home this season with a 7-3 record and 2.52 ERA.