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Mets playoffs: Matt Harvey expected to be available for multiple starts in NLCS

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Game 3 winner Matt Harvey will make multiple starts in the next round if the Mets get there.

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If the Mets are able to advance past the Dodgers in the National League Division Series, they expect that Matt Harvey will be available to make multiple starts in the National League Championship Series against the winner of the Cardinals and Cubs matchup.

Harvey was not at his sharpest against the Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLDS last night, but still was able to pick up the win thanks to a Mets' offensive explosion led by Curtis Granderson's five RBIs and home runs from Yoenis Cespedes and Travis d'Arnaud. The 13 runs plated by the Mets established a new team record for runs in a playoff game.

Harvey fell behind 3-0 in the second inning when he allowed four consecutive singles to open the frame. Yasmani Grandal brought home two runs with his single and another run scooted home on Granderson's throwing error. Besides the second-inning blip, Harvey battled through five innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits and two walks. He rang up seven Dodgers via the strikeout in his 97-pitch outing, his first ever postseason start.