Steven Matz had been just a whisper amid the Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler and Noah Syndergaard noise since the Mets invested a second-round pick in him in 2009, but he burst onto the scene last year, generating about as much buzz as Syndergaard himself when he got the call midway through. His debut didn't go as smoothly, mostly because he tore a lat in his second start and had to miss the next two months, but between his six regular-season starts and three postseason starts, he had a 2.68 ERA, averaging right at a strikeout per inning. He'll probably be on an innings limit because of the time he missed and is still relatively unproven, but given his pedigree and the Mets' success developing power pitchers, you get the feeling he won't disappoint as a top-40 starting pitcher.
Mets pitcher Steven Matz will start Game 4 of the World Series versus the Royals on Saturday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports. Matz will follow Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and Noah Syndergaard in the Mets' four-man rotation, from which manager Terry Collins won't deviate. Consequently, Matz may make his sole appearance of the season-ending series in Game 4. In two starts (one loss) this postseason, he's been hit and miss, yielding four runs on 10 hits and four walks while striking out eight in 9.2 innings.
Rookie left-hander Steven Matz (back) has been confirmed as the starting pitcher for the Mets in Game 4 of the NLDS Tuesday against the Dodgers. Matz has not pitched since Sept. 24 due to a sore back, but he will get back on the bump Tuesday night as the Mets try to clinch their opening-round series. Both Matz and the Mets hitters will have their work cut out for them squaring off against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
Pitcher Steven Matz (back) will start Game 4 for the Mets, Marc Carig of Newsday reports. Matz's addition to the playoff roster seemed to signify his potential availability for Game 4, and that is indeed the case. He'll likely match up against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw unless the club decides to give Brett Anderson a start.
Mets rookie pitcher Steven Matz (back) is on the National League Division Series roster and will likely pitch Game 4 against the Dodgers, per Matt Ehalt of The Record. While the team hasn't officially announced who will pitch Game 4, his status on the playoff roster is a clear sign the rookie will be available if needed.
Matz said his back felt fine after an 80-pitch outing during an instructional league game Thursday, but his status with the Mets during the playoffs is still up in the air, Jon Santucci of the Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers reports. It certainly seems like Matz will rejoin the Mets and start Game 4 of the NLDS after multiple reports suggested the 24-year-old was in mid-season form, however nothing official has been announced as of yet. That being said, his status with the club should be decided sometime in the coming days.