NEW YORK — Matt Harvey has been picked to pitch for the New York Mets in the World Series opener at Kansas City on Tuesday night.
Mets manager Terry Collins announced his rotation Saturday, when the team worked out at Citi Field. Jacob deGrom will start Game 2 at Kauffman Stadium, followed by rookies Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz when the best-of-seven series shifts to New York.
Collins says the Mets wanted to give deGrom an extra day of rest and they like going into Kansas City with their top two starters. They also feel good about Syndergaard pitching at home, where he's been most successful.
Collins said Harvey could be available out of the bullpen in a potential Game 7.
Harvey shut down the Chicago Cubs in the NL Championship Series opener and won both his playoff starts.
Last season's NL Rookie of the Year, deGrom is 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA in three postseason outings.