The Mets have announced their rotation plans for the National League Division Series, with Jacob deGrom pitching in Game 1, and possibly on short rest in Game 4 if needed, per various New York beat writers. He will be followed by Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey, per reports.
The status of left-hander Steven Matz is still up in the air, but the Mets could still start him if he is recovered from a back injury that forced him to skip his final regular season start. Matz is the only left-handed starter who would pitch in the series for the Mets.
deGrom starts the Mets' season finale on Sunday. Just like Clayton Kershaw starts for the Dodgers, though manager Don Mattingly has yet to officially announce the Dodgers' NLDS rotation.
The #Mets plan for today: deGrom for about 80 pitches, then Bartolo, Clippard, Familia in relief.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) October 4, 2015
J.P. Ricciardi confirmed to Jim Duquette that after Jacob deGrom in opener, Noah Syndergaard has Game 2 and Matt Harvey Game 3.— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) October 4, 2015
Terry Collins says Mets could conceivably bring back Jacob deGrom in Game 4 if needed.— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) October 4, 2015
deGrom told TC he's fine going on short rest. Mets think he's protected enough physically to do it.— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) October 4, 2015
Matz will throw bullpen Tuesday, pitch in instructs Thursday, health permitting.— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) October 4, 2015
As for infielder Juan Uribe, batting a chest injury, his status remains in doubt.
Terry Collins says it's "real iffy" that Juan Uribe will be healthy enough to make the NLDS roster. Could open a spot for Kirk Nieuwenhuis.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) October 4, 2015