The Mets have set their starting rotation for the World Series, as they prepare to take on the American League pennant-winning Kansas City Royals. Game 1, which will be played Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, will feature Matt Harvey on the hill for the Mets. Jacob deGrom will take the mound in Game 2, with Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz toeing the rubber in Games 3 and 4, respectively, at Citi Field. The full rotation plan is as follows:
Game 1 - @Kansas City, 8:07 ET: Matt Harvey
Game 2 - @Kansas City, 8:07 ET: Jacob deGrom
Game 3 - @New York, 8:07 ET: Noah Syndergaard
Game 4 - @New York, 8:07 ET: Steven Matz
Game 5* - @New York, 8:15 ET: Harvey
Game 6* - @Kansas City, 8:07 ET: deGrom
Game 7* - @Kansas City, 8:07 ET: Syndergaard
The Mets reportedly do not plan to use any starters on short rest, meaning that the Amazins will turn to rookie Noah Syndergaard for a potential winner-take-all Game 7. Harvey, who has not pitched since Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday October 17 against the Cubs, will get the ball for the Mets' first World Series game since 2000.
The Mets boast four of the hardest-throwing starters in baseball, but the Royals have excelled at hitting hard throwers this year, ranking near the top of the league in several offensive categories when facing pitches 94+ MPH.