- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/29/1991 (28)
New York Mets starter Steven Matz allowed a run in the second inning of Wednesday night's game against the Atlanta Braves and then proceeded to retire 14 consecutive batters. The 28-year-old played his role in a proper pitcher's duel, striking out five and allowing just two hits in six inning of work. After batting in the seventh, however, he was removed before the bottom of the seventh, despite just 79 pitches. The ensuing pitcher would go on to blow a slim lead the offense had picked up. Matz's record remains 7-7, while his ERA stands at 4.33.
Across the last two weeks, New York Mets starter Steven Matz was charged with the only loss the club has taken. On Wednesday afternoon, he redeemed himself, recording his third quality start in four tries as the Mets won another game to remain the hottest team in baseball. Matz, 28, went 6 2/3 innings, surrendering two runs on seven hits while striking out seven. While his ERA now stands at 4.49, the left-hander has been significantly better as of late, posting a 2-1 record and a 3.26 ERA across his last seven starts.
The strong starting pitching of the New York Mets took a hit Friday night as Steven Matz was knocked around in Pittsburgh. The New York native tossed just 3 2/3 innings, allowing five runs on six hits and a walk. He struck out four, but after 65 pitches he was done and eventually took the loss in what was an 8-4 defeat. The performance comes just days after Matz tossed a complete-game shutout against this same Pirates team, making this all the more disappointing.