Matz (2-1) yielded one run on three hits and two walks while earning the win over Philadelphia on Monday. He fanned six batters. It was a promising start after his disastrous outing last time he faced the Phillies, allowing eight runs without recording an out. Matz allowed a solo shot to Rhys Hoskins in the fourth inning for the lone run his opponent would score. The southpaw lowered his ERA to 4.03 in 22.1 frames this season. Matz take on the Brewers on Sunday.
Matz (1-1) took the loss Tuesday, getting hammered for eight runs (six earned) on four hits, a walk and a HBP while failing to record an out as the Mets fell 14-3 to the Phillies. Two of the hits left the park off the bats of Scott Kingery and Maikel Franco, while shortstop Amed Rosario also committed two errors behind him. Matz saw his ERA triple as a result of the disaster, rising from 1.65 to 4.96. The southpaw will need to shake it off quickly -- his next start is a rematch with the Phillies, set for Monday back home at Citi Field.
Matz (1-0) allowed two earned runs on four hits and one walk while striking out eight across six innings to earn the win Thursday against the Braves. Matz allowed runs in both the first and second innings, but then settled in and retired 11 straight batters prior to a single by Ronald Acuna. He has now recorded eight strikeouts in consecutive outings, racking up 19 across 16.1 innings for the season. Matz has enjoyed a strong start with a 1.65 ERA and 1.04 WHIP through three starts.
Matz allowed two hits and four walks across five scoreless innings against the Nationals on Saturday. He struck out eight but did not factor in the decision. Matz exited the game with a 1-0 lead, but both offenses came alive once the bullpens entered the game. The 27-year-old has given up three runs (one earned) in his first two starts (10.1 innings) of the season. Matz lines up to take the mound again Thursday versus the Braves.
Matz allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits while striking out three and taking the no-decision in 5.1 innings during Monday's 7-3 win over Miami. Matz got tagged early with a two-run shot by Starlin Castro in the first frame. He then allowed just two hits until the sixth inning where he allowed his third run and left in line for a loss. Fortunately, his team came through against Miami's bullpen to avoid the blemish on his record. Matz will face the Nationals on Sunday.