Matz lasted just four innings and gave up four runs against the Diamondbacks in his last start, but he was able right the ship in shutting out the Brewers to pick up his second win of the season, and his first since April 13. It was the third time in his last four outings Matz has given up one or fewer earned runs, so he's been on a solid run lately and that last start against Arizona was actually the only time he's given up more than three earned runs in a game this season. However, he hasn't been working very deep into games, so his lack of efficiency, as well as his unremarkable strikeout rate, are both factors holding him back from posting higher marks than his 3.80 ERA and 1.29 WHIP.
Matz allowed four earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out two across four innings Saturday against the Diamondbacks. He did not factor into the decision.
After allowing two extra-base hits and an earned run in his first two innings of work, Matz appeared to be settling into his start with a smooth third inning. However, things fell apart for him in the fourth inning as he allowed two home runs and was taken advantage of on the basepaths by Jarrod Dyson. The short outing was a continuing trend as he has now failed to work for more than five innings in six of his eight starts this season. While he provides decent ratios and strikeouts, his inability to work deep into games limit his upside.
Matz didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 3-1 win over the Phillies, allowing one run on five hits and four walks over five innings while striking out three.
The left-hander threw only 54 of 95 pitches for strikes and walked more batters than he struck out for the first time in seven starts, but Matz was able to limit the damage and got taken off the hook for his fourth loss of the season when the Mets knocked Hector Neris around in the ninth inning. Matz will carry a 3.86 ERA into his next outing Wednesday at home against the Blue Jays.
Matz (1-3) took the loss Saturday against the Rockies, allowing one run on three hits and a walk across six innings. He struck out five.
It was a tough-luck loss for Matz, as the 26-year-old certainly pitched well enough to win but was out-dueled by Chad Bettis, who tossed seven scoreless innings for the Rockies. The only run Matz allowed came from a Nolan Arenado first-inning homer, but it was ultimately enough as the Mets were blanked for the third time in four games. The right-hander was able to complete six innings for the first time all season, which is encouraging after his start was pushed back due to back stiffness. He'll carry a 4.23 ERA and 10.1 K/9 into his next start, which will come on the road against the Phillies.
Matz (back) will make his scheduled start Saturday against the Rockies, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Matz had his start pushed back due to back stiffness but is good to go Saturday. The southpaw has a mediocre 4.98 ERA through five starts so far this season, with a career-best 27.4 percent strikeout rate and a career-worst 10.5 percent walk rate.
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|2013||AFX-Savannah Sand Gnats||5||6||2.62||21||21||1||1||0||106.1||86||36||31||4||5||38||121|
|2014||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||4||4||2.21||12||12||0||0||0||69.1||66||21||17||0||5||21||62|
|2015||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||0||0||4.91||2||2||0||0||0||3.2||7||2||2||0||0||1||3|
|2015||AAA-Las Vegas 51s||7||4||2.19||15||14||0||0||0||90.1||69||25||22||6||1||31||94|
|2017||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||0||0||3.00||1||1||0||0||0||3.0||2||1||1||0||0||2||3|
|2017||AAA-Las Vegas 51s||0||1||6.75||3||3||0||0||0||13.1||13||10||10||3||0||2||17|