He admits the timing was poor, and he's right. But, it appears he and the Mets have moved on, and more focused on the team's first postseason appearance since 2006.

Matt Harvey has been under the media spotlight recently following comments made by his agent about Harvey's availability to pitch in the postseason, considering the number of innings he's already tossed this season, his first since Tommy John surgery. Harvey has since stated that he'd 'be ready' whenever he's called on to pitch, however, he missed a mandatory team practice on Tuesday as the Mets prepare for their NL Division Series with the Dodgers.

His excuse: Stuck in traffic?

Ok, it's not a great one, but it could be true. Especially in New York City.

He addressed the situation with the media Wednesday morning (bright and early, and one time), and said he'd spoken with Sandy Alderson, and Terry Collins. The coach says he's not concerned and, in fact, he was cracking jokes about it with media, Mets.com reports:

"We had a little setback, a little bit of a problem, a little bit of a distraction," Collins said. "On an off-day, who really cares? We're going to make sure Matt gets to the plane today and gets on board. He'll be with us [Thursday] at the workout. I think."

In case you didn't get the obvious sarcasm, the off-day, mandatory team workout was viewed by the team as important, and did cause some agida among Mets brass.

Harvey said he'd apologized to his teammates, adding that he'd never missed a practice before and ''it won't happen again.''

The 26-year-old right hander is slated to make his playoff debut in Game 3 of the NLDS at Citi Field on Monday. The Mets open the series with two games in Los Angeles on Friday and Saturday. Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard will throw in Games 1 and 2, respectively.

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