The Mets lead the Dodgers by 1.5 games for home field advantage in the NLDS. If the two teams finish the season tied, the Mets will be awarded home field because they won the season series.
Jon Niese will work out of the bullpen for the remainder of the regular season as he prepares for a potential relief role in the playoffs, according to multiple weekend reports.
Prior to his start on Saturday, Harvey told Terry Collins that he wanted to throw 100 pitches in order to build stamina for the playoffs. After clearing the idea with Sandy Alderson, Harvey threw 97 pitches. Harvey is scheduled to pitch this weekend against the Nationals at Citi Field.
Juan Uribe, who re-aggravated his chest injury on Friday, may not be available during the playoffs, Collins said.
What's on tap for Monday, September 28
The Mets are off on Monday.
They open a three-game series against the Phillies on Tuesday in Philadelphia at 7:05 p.m. ET on SNY.
Bartolo Colon (14-12, 4.15 ERA) gets the start for the Mets. He'll be opposed by David Buchanan (2-9, 7.96 ERA) for Philadelphia.
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