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Sunday, June 09, 2019

Steven Matz guts through six innings as Mets edge Rockies | Newsday

In years past — in months past, even — Steven Matz never would have been granted the chance to put together the kind of game he had Saturday night.

Working around a bunch of baserunners and never particularly efficient, he got through a gutsy six innings with three runs (two earned) allowed to lead the Mets to a 5-3 win over the Rockies at Citi Field.

Matz struck out a season-high 10 batters, and the final pitch of his career high-tying 120 was a huge one: a curveball up in the zone that induced a swing-and-miss from Rockies leadoff hitter Charlie Blackmon, who was seeing Matz for a fourth time, to strand a pair of runners.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 09, 2019 at 08:49 AM | 7 comment(s)
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Don’t look now, Mets have a new best pitcher

Don’t look now but Matz’ 3.55 ERA is the best among Mets starting pitchers. Better than Jacob deGrom. Better than Noah Syndergaard. Better than Zack Wheeler.

“That’s the best Matz has ever pitched,’’ Mickey Callaway said. “He got the ball and threw the ball, not one ounce of emotion. You could tell he was locked in. He did what he had to do against a lineup like that. He’s been our most consistent starter.’’

Jim Furtado Posted: May 29, 2019 at 06:20 AM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, steven matz

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Steven Matz fiasco just latest dud from Mets rotation

“One of those nights,” Callaway said, more than once.

“That,” Matz said glumly, “was just a poor effort tonight.”

Jim Furtado Posted: April 17, 2019 at 09:01 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, steven matz

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Why Steven Matz could be on verge of becoming elite pitcher for Mets

Mets LHP Steven Matz is a pivotal player for the Mets, which means the difference between making or missing the playoffs could hinge on how he performs in 2019.

Assuming each takes the mound 30 times this season, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard will again be among the league’s elite pitchers. There’s every reason to believe Zack Wheeler, in his walk year, will continue his terrific turn-around from 2018. Jason Vargas (and the pitchers behind him) should never be counted on to be a difference-maker at any point in the season.

This leaves Matz, who, at 27 years old, is at a make-or-break point in his career. And he could be poised for a breakout.

Somehow, I’m really doubting the premise of the first sentence of this article.

 

QLE Posted: February 03, 2019 at 04:35 AM | 14 comment(s)
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