New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey is just hours away from the biggest start in his young professional career.

Harvey will face off against the Dodgers Brett Anderson in game three of the NLDS. This is the first playoff game played in Citi Field since the stadium opened in 2009.

Harvey had a solid season in his first year back since having Tommy John surgery. In his return season Matt went 13-8 with an era of 2.71. In his short career Harvey is 25-18 with a 2.53 era.

With tensions at an absolute high Matt will have to be cautious with how he pitches batters inside. However, Harvey said the tension will not effect how he pitches batters inside. When asked about the idea of retaliation following the controversial slide Harvey said “As far as sticking up for your teammates, I think being out there and doing what’s right is exactly what I’m going to do.”

“It’s a playoff baseball game. Obviously my job is to go out and put up zeros and go as long as I can. And regardless of what’s happened — what’s happened yesterday, in the past — all that’s been taken care of internally. And regarding moving forward, pitching a good game, pitching my game is all that’s on my mind. And I think that’s all that’s on our team’s mind.”

Harvey’s return season has been filled with drama in multiple different ways. From the innings limit dilemma to missing a mandatory workout Harvey has brought unwanted attention on himself. Harvey can make a statement tonight by taking the mound and shutting down the Dodgers.

Game time is at 8:37 et.

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Aniello Piro

Spark Sports Analyst

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