So the Mets are attempting to sabotage their 2018 season a year early. Whoever came up with yesterday's silly idea must be a fan of the Washington Nationals.
Starting Synd for 1 inning an then bringing in Harvey after that is pure insanity. Not only do you risk Synd re-injuring himself but you put another recovering pitcher in a situation that he has never experienced.
There was no need to have Synd pitch other then to give in to his inflated ago. Pitching one inning is a risky gimmick that proves nothing and risks everything. Taking Harvey out of his normal pre-game warm-up routine is worse than that. Here's a guy who is struggling to find continuity and management puts him into a position to fail and confuse - and he was able to accomplish that for them in spades.
Next year when the Mets (hopefully) hire a real major league manager, these bush-league tactics will cease.