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Looks like Yoenis Cespedes isn't the only Mets star playing golf before World Series games

October 30, 2015

Yoenis Cespedes' golf game has gotten far more attention than his play on the diamond of late, which is part of the reason why the New York Mets find themselves trailing the Kansas City Royals 2-0 in the World Series. But it turns out, he's not the only Mets player hitting the links during the Fall Classic.

On Friday, former player and MLB Network analyst Kevin Millar tweeted this photo of him playing golf at Liberty National with fellow former players John Smoltz and Mark DeRosa. Oh, and who is that guy standing second from the right? None other than Mets ace Matt Harvey:

The #UsAgainstJohn refers to Smoltz, who has a plus-2 handicap.

Harvey has Friday and Saturday nights off since he's scheduled to start Game 5 on Sunday night. He got a no-decision in Game 1 when the Mets lost in 14 innings.

You can question whether Harvey should be playing golf (we guess) two days before the biggest start of his life, but you can't say Harvey is being a bad teammate. That was awfully nice of him to play golf to deflect some of the criticism from Cespedes! And before Mets fans get upset at their star pitcher, perhaps Harvey was playing with Smoltz -- a man with a career 15-4 record and a 2.67 ERA in the postseason -- to get some pointers on pitching well in a big spot.