New York Mets: Matt Harvey's Season to End Tonight Against Phillies

Michael DeSantis@@dtrain2495Senior Analyst ISeptember 18, 2012

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12:  Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets in action during a game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on September 12, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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This Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies, Matt Harvey will look to end his rookie season on a good note. 

The flame-throwing righty is 3-5 in nine games started with a 2.92 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP and 63 strikeouts. 

Harvey won't be able to finish his season with a .500 record, as the New York Mets look to rebound after a 3-1 loss last night to the Phillies.

Harvey will be shut down after the game tonight. He's coming in with 162.1 innings pitched this season, combined between the minors and majors. 

He'll most likely end up a couple of innings under 170, the limit the Mets had set for shutting Harvey down. 

Harvey looks to cap off his brilliant rookie season on a high. Most of his starts have been quality, and he has been a strikeout machine. 

He's definitely been one of the Mets few bright spots in a horrid second half and deserves more than three wins. 

Harvey will go against Tyler Cloyd tonight, who is 1-1 with a 4.95 ERA. If Harvey wants his fourth win, he'll have to be extremely dominant. The Mets can't seem to string up more than a few runs on any pitcher. 

The Mets have scored more than three runs only twice in six of their last eight games.

Harvey will need to rack up a lot of Ks in order to earn his club the win.