WASHINGTON -- As his teammates slogged through the back end of a doubleheader, Mets ace Matt Harvey settled into his seat at Yankee Stadium, where he took in Derek Jeter's final home game.
Harvey, who grew up a Yankees fan, shared a photo from his seats on Instagram.
He wrote the accompanying message: "Tonight is about #RE2PECT!! Saying farewell and paying the man this game has been blessed to have! A childhood idol and it's now an honor to call a friend!!! #derekjeter"
Harvey, 25, just wrapped up a season devoted to rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. He generally has not traveled with the team on the road.
But he rankled manager Terry Collins recently by giving a radio interview while he was rehabbing in Florida and the Mets were playing a home game. This scenario seemed different.
Asked if he had any objection to Harvey's actions in this instance, Collins said "not really.''
When asked if he took issue with Harvey attending the game, general manager Sandy Alderson texted, "No comment."