Matt Harvey (12-7, 2.88 ERA) will start for the Mets against LHP CC Sabathia (4-9, 4.93) at 8:08 p.m. ET on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball.
Harvey, who had his last start skipped, will be pitching for the first time since allowing seven runs against the Nationals in a no-decision on Sept. 8. According to ESPN.com's Buster Olney, Harvey will be limited to roughly 70 pitches.
In case you missed it on Saturday, Sept. 19...
The Yankees beat the Mets, 5-0, at Citi Field. The Mets magic number remained eight, though their lead in the NL East dipped to 7½ games over the Nationals, who beat the Marlins.
The Mets will skip Jacob deGrom’s start on Tuesday to give him added rest. Logan Verrett will start in his place, manager Terry Collins said before Saturday’s game.
Yoenis Cespedes will be moved down in the batting order Sunday as he's mired in an 0-for-17 slump.
Mets reliever Tyler Clippard was unavailable for the second straight day with a back issue he initially sustained before Friday’s game.