Baseball Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is planning to have ace Matt Harvey pitch two more times in the regular season as he looks to limit Harvey's use in his first season since Tommy John surgery. Alderso
n told reporters Wednesday that Harvey will skip his next start in the Mets' six-man rotation and may pitch next weekend against the Yankees. Alderson's tentative plan is to then have Harvey miss another turn and pitch against the Nationals in the Mets' final regular-season series. MORE: Memorable Mets moments | Cespedes has Mets turning back clock Coming off a career-worst seven runs in 5 1/3 innings against the Nats on Tuesday, Harvey has pitched 171 2/3 innings this season. Alderson, who explained he is consulting with Dr. James Andrews and agent Scott Boras about Harvey's supposed 180-innings limit, also said the club hopes to skip Jacob deGrom in the rotation. "If we could do it, I think it would be a preference," Alderson said. "Just, generally, giving him a break would be a good idea, as it would be for most starting pitchers."Rookie Logan Verrett is likely to take Harvey's turn in the rotation against the Marlins on Monday.