Citing Matt Harvey’s need for development – and echoing some of the sentiment posted here today – GM Sandy Alderson said Miguel Batista will start Saturday against Los Angeles.
However, Alderson left open the possibility of Harvey starting on the Mets’ next West Coast trip. Alderson also said Zach Wheeler would not pitch on the major league level this year, but would soon be promoted to Triple-A Buffalo.
Good decision by the Mets. Harvey showed something last night, both ways. He showed poise and a good fastball, but he also displayed a wild streak.
Remember, this season is about laying the foundation for the future. Anything the Mets give us this season as far as competing is a bonus.