Terry Collins knew what he wanted to do. And he didn't do it.
The Mets manager decided to pull Matt Harvey with a 2-0 lead after eight innings, with New York three outs from a victory that would force the World Series back to Kansas City. Closer Jeurys Familia was coming in.
Harvey argued. Collins gave in.
"Obviously I let my heart get in the way of my gut," Collins said early Monday after a crushing season-ending, 12-inning 7-2 defeat. "I love my players. And I trust them. And so I said, 'Go get 'em out.'"
It wasn't to be, and now Collins will spend the rest of the offseason, perhaps the rest of his life, getting second guessed.