Matz (9-6) picked up the win Wednesday, allowing six hits and a walk over six scoreless innings in an 8-6 victory over Cleveland. He struck out eight.
The strikeout total was his highest since June 12 as Matz put together his fifth quality start of the season, but only his second since April. The southpaw will carry a 4.30 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 99:26 K:BB through 96.1 innings into his next outing.
Matz (8-6) allowed four runs on nine hits and one walk in 3.1 innings Wednesday in a loss to Boston. He had two strikeouts.
Matz didn't have any answers for the Red Sox, with the big blow coming on Jarren Duran's two-run triple in the fourth inning. The 30-year-old southpaw has dropped three of four decisions in July, with all those stumbles unfolding on the road. Matz has shown periodic flashes of effectiveness in his first year as a Blue Jay, but he now owns a bloated 1.38 WHIP in 18 starts and his spot in the rotation could be in jeopardy if Toronto adds any starting pitching prior to Friday's trade deadline.
Matz (8-5) took the loss Friday as the Blue Jays fell 3-0 to the Mets, giving up two runs on four hits and three walks over 5.2 innings. He struck out five.
Pete Alonso launched a two-run shot off Matz in the first inning, giving the former Met a rude welcome in his return to Citi Field, but he locked things down after that and kept the Jays in the game. Unfortunately for the southpaw, his team's offense was uncharacteristically flat and managed only three singles all night. It was Matz's longest outing in four starts since returning from the COVID-19 list in late June, and on the season he sports a 4.34 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 89:24 K:BB through 87 innings.
Matz (8-4) won Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader 10-0 shutout of the Rangers, allowing three hits with two strikeouts in five innings.
Matz was staked to 10-run lead after two innings and didn't allow any Ranger past second base as Toronto hurlers permitted just four baserunners total. It was the 30-year-old lefty's first scoreless performance since May 14. He's yet to go six innings since May 25 as Matz has pitched to a 4.43 ERA and is averaging just over five innings per start.
Matz is available to pitch out of the bullpen this weekend, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Matz was squeezed out of the rotation plans this weekend in Tampa Bay following Thursday's postponement, so he'll be available to pitch as a reliever with the All-Star break coming next week. If he doesn't take the mound, the lefty will finish the first half with a 4.72 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 82:21 K:BB across 76.1 innings. He should rejoin the rotation coming out of the break.
Matz (7-4) took the loss Tuesday at Baltimore after giving up four runs (three earned) on six hits with four strikeouts and zero walks across four innings.
The left-hander generated 10 swinging strikes on only 68 pitches, but he also gave up plenty of hard contact with Pedro Severino and Cedric Mullins taking him deep. Matz has allowed seven earned runs over 6.2 frames in two starts since returning from the injured list. He has a 4.72 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 82:21 K:BB in 76.1 innings this season, and he's projected to start Sunday in Tampa Bay to close out the first half of the season for Toronto.
Matz didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 9-7 extra-inning loss to the Mariners, giving up four runs on five hits over 2.2 innings. He struck out three without walking a batter.
The southpaw threw 32 of 48 pitches for strikes after being activated from the COVID-19 list for his first start since June 12, and he clearly didn't have his best stuff. Matz will take a 4.60 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 78:21 K:BB through 72.1 innings on the year into his next outing.
Matz (illness) was activated from the COVID-19 injured list to start Wednesday's game against the Mariners.
The left-hander hasn't started since June 12 because he tested positive for COVID-19, and he'll rejoin the rotation after spending nearly three weeks on the shelf. Matz completed a 60-pitch live bullpen session Thursday and will be on an unspecified pitch count in his first start back.
Matz (illness) will be on a pitch count in Wednesday's outing, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
The lefty threw a 60-pitch live session Thursday, but the Blue Jays apparently aren't letting him start without limitations Wednesday following a stay on the COVID-19 injured list. There's yet to be any indication of what Matz's pitch limit will be.
Matz will return from the COVID-19 injured list to start Wednesday against Seattle, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Matz tested positive for COVID-19 in mid-June. He was able to throw while in isolation, however, and returned to the team to throw 60 pitches of live batting practice Thursday. As such, his workload should not be limited too much in his return.
Matz (illness) threw about 60 pitches in live batting practice Thursday and is expected to start during the Blue Jays' upcoming three-game series against the Mariners, which begins Tuesday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
The left-hander has cleared the COVID-19 protocols and is on the cusp of rejoining the rotation after testing positive for the virus June 13. Matz figures to face minor workload limitations coming off the absence, but he should be able to reach 75-80 pitches after nearing 60 during Thursday's session.
Matz (illness) will throw a bullpen session at his home Thursday, Mitch Bannon of SI.com reports.
The Blue Jays were hopeful that Matz would be able to return from the COVID-19 injured list this week, but he'll require at least one more throwing session before he's cleared to return. The southpaw has continued to throw while he's been in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19, and he was reportedly built up to 70 pitches during his most recent throwing session. If Matz is able to clear COVID-19 protocols in the near future, he could return to the rotation early next week.
Matz could be available to return from the COVID-19 injured list this week if he's negative for the virus when he gets tested again Wednesday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Since going into quarantine last weekend after testing positive for the virus, Matz has resumed throwing on his own in attempt to remain stretched out for starting duty while he's on the IL. Matz has reportedly built up to 70 pitches in his most recent throwing session, so he could be an option to make his return to the rotation as soon as Wednesday in Miami if he clears all COVID-19-related protocols.
The Blue Jays announced Monday that Matz's positive COVID-19 test result has been confirmed, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Matz was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Sunday due to an inconclusive test, but subsequent follow-up tests returned positive. While the southpaw is currently asymptomatic, he'll need to self-isolate for 10 days from his first positive test result. The Blue Jays have yet to announce which pitcher might take Matz's place in the rotation.
Matz was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Sunday because of an inconclusive test, Mike Wilner of the Toronto Star reports.
The southpaw will undergo additional testing. If his tests come back negative, he should be able to make his next start, which is expected to come Thursday against the Yankees. Jeremy Beasley was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding roster move.
Matz (7-3) earned the win Saturday against the Red Sox after tossing 5.2 innings of one-run ball, giving up four hits and two walks while fanning eight.
Matz bounced back from an ugly outing his last time out, and while he couldn't clinch what would've been his fifth quality start of the season, he still looked solid on the mound. The left-hander has given up two or fewer runs in four of his last six contests and is projected to make his next start next week at home against the Yankees.
Mats (6-3) allowed four runs on eight hits and four walks in 4.1 innings in a loss to Houston on Sunday. He struck out three.
Sunday marked the second time in four starts Matz allowed 10 or more baserunners. This was also just the second appearance in which he allowed multiple home runs, as Jose Altuve and Chas McCormick each hit a solo shot off the southpaw. Matz has a 4.50 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 67:19 K:BB across 64 innings this season. He lines up for a tough matchup in Boston next weekend.
Matz started Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader against Cleveland and didn't factor into the decision, allowing four runs (two earned) on four hits with four strikeouts in a 6-5 loss.
Matz was cruising with a no-hitter through five innings but ran into trouble in the sixth, allowing three straight base hits following a leadoff error before being removed. All four runs eventually scored to put a damper on an excellent game through five innings. The lefty now has a 4.22 ERA and lines up to tentatively face Houston at home next Sunday.
Matz (6-2) earned the win Tuesday against the Yankees after giving up one run on six hits while striking out 10 across 6.2 innings.
Matz has been a reliable presence in the Blue Jays' rotation, and this was a sharp bounce-back performance after his five-run, 10-hit dud against the Red Sox his last time out. The lefty has now recorded at least nine strikeouts three times this year, including twice in his last three starts, but his boom-or-bust results make him a somewhat risky fantasy play. He'll draw a road tilt against Cleveland on Sunday.
Matz allowed five earned runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out four across six innings in a loss Thursday against the Red Sox. He did not factor into the decision.
Matz surrendered five runs in the second inning, capped off by a three-run home run by Bobby Dalbec. He retired the first two batters of the inning before allowing eight straight batters to reach safely. However, he shut out the Red Sox over the rest of his outing. Matz's 10 hits allowed is a season high, although he made it through six innings for the first time since April 17. The 30-year-old has a 4.69 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP with 50 strikeouts in 48 innings.
|Last 7 Games|
|08/04||vs CLE||W 8-6||1||6.0||6||0||1||8|
|07/28||@ BOS||L 1-4||1||3.1||9||4||1||2|
|07/23||@ NYM||L 0-3||1||5.2||4||2||3||5|
|07/18||vs TEX||W 10-0||1||5.0||3||0||0||2|
|07/06||@ BAL||L 5-7||1||4.0||6||3||0||4|
|06/30||vs SEA||L 7-9||2.2||5||4||0||3|
|06/12||@ BOS||W 7-2||1||5.2||4||1||2||8|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2013||AFX-Savannah Sand Gnats||106.1||21||21||1||5||6||0||121||38||86||2.63||1.169|
|2014||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||69.1||12||12||0||4||4||0||62||21||66||2.21||1.259|
|2015||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||3.2||2||2||0||0||0||0||3||1||7||5.62||2.500|
|2015||AAA-Las Vegas 51s||90.1||15||14||0||7||4||0||94||31||69||2.20||1.110|
|2017||AFA-St. Lucie Mets||3.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||3||2||2||3.00||1.333|
|2017||AAA-Las Vegas 51s||13.1||3||3||0||0||1||0||17||2||13||6.87||1.145|