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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) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: June 09, 2019 at 11:17 AM (#5849771)
It looks like Callaway has been pushing Met starters a bit the last 5 starts or so, with the Met starter throwing at least 100 pitches. The bullpen has not been great for the Mets and I wonder if he has decided to see if he can get a bit more from the starters.
   2. bobm Posted: June 09, 2019 at 11:25 AM (#5849774)
The terrible ball/strike calling made the game closer than it should have been. Mets up 3-2, 2 on, bottom 3rd, and Rosario gets called out on a pitch 7 inches off home plate, passing through the opposite batter's box.
   3. Yonder Alonso in misguided trousers (cardinal) Posted: June 09, 2019 at 12:26 PM (#5849783)
That's the one Callaway should've gotten himself tossed out of the game over.
   4. Swoboda is freedom Posted: June 09, 2019 at 12:27 PM (#5849784)
I think Matz has been lucky this year. A lot of baserunners and he gets through with minimal damage. His FIP and WHIP are both pretty high.
   5. bobm Posted: June 09, 2019 at 01:15 PM (#5849791)
[4] Lucky or not, unlike Matz, Wheeler has been bad when he gets men on.

For single seasons, For 2019, Franchise: New York Mets, Men On (within Bases Occupied), (requiring IP_from_outs >= 60 for entire season(s)/career), sorted by greatest for this split

                                                                                
Rk             Player  G  OPS OPStot   IP IPtot   BA  OBP  SLG BAbip tOPS+ sOPS+
1        Zack Wheeler 13 .892   .681 29.2  84.0 .313 .383 .509  .380   162   131
2         Steven Matz 12 .802   .795 30.2  62.2 .255 .311 .491  .309   100   105
3    Noah Syndergaard 13 .760   .736 36.0  82.0 .285 .314 .446  .340   106    96
4        Jacob deGrom 13 .616   .670 33.0  75.2 .211 .300 .316  .301    87    62


Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 6/9/2019.
   6. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: June 09, 2019 at 04:15 PM (#5849812)
I really hope the Mets fire Callaway and hire Jason Motte as manager, just so that we can finally get the epic headline we so richly deserve:

Matz, Mets' Mitts, Motte's Mutts.
   7. formerly dp Posted: June 10, 2019 at 12:51 PM (#5850111)
The Callaway Death Watch continues. Lost the first game of the SF series (my one and only Met game of 2019, grrr), then the first game of the Rox series, only to come away with series wins in both. Outperforming their run differential by a tiny tiny bit, and a lot of the team's problems can't be hung around Callaway's neck (Nido instead of the suddenly-remembered-how-to-hit d'Arnaud), but still I think they should just rip the band-aid off now and be done with it.

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