Matz is scheduled to rejoin the starting rotation Tuesday against the Twins, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Coming out of the All-Star break, Matz had been in line to make his first start of the second half Wednesday in the series finale in Minnesota, but he'll be moved up a day in the schedule after Zack Wheeler (shoulder) was surprisingly moved to the 10-day injured list. While Matz won't face a different opponent as a result of the change, he'll now line up for a two-start week, with his second turn set to come Sunday in San Francisco.
Matz will rejoin the Mets rotation and start Wednesday against the Twins in Minnesota, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Due to a slew of off days leading up to the All-Star break, the Mets shortened their rotation to four men earlier this month, resulting in Matz shifting to the bullpen. Manager Mickey Callaway suggested that the lefty wasn't a lock to return to the rotation when a fifth starter was first required in the second half, but the Mets' lack of appealing, MLB-ready alternatives will allow Matz to earn another look as the team's fifth starter. Matz owns a 4.89 ERA across 81 innings this season, with a 5.37 FIP and an elevated home-run rate suggesting that his struggles can't be chalked up to a rash of bad luck.
Matz will pitch out of the bullpen until the All-Star Game and may remain a reliever to start the second half of the season, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
It initially looked like the Mets skipped Matz's upcoming outing in an effort to give Zack Wheeler a two-start week, though Matz has struggled to a 7.36 ERA in June (29.1 innings), putting his spot in the rotation in jeopardy. Skipper Mickey Calaway has yet to decide what role Matz will take on following the Midsummer Classic, per Mike Mazzeo of Yahoo Sports.
The Mets will skip Matz's next scheduled start Saturday against the Phillies, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Matz was on track to toe the rubber one final time prior to the All-Star break, but New York will roll with Noah Syndergaard on Saturday and Zack Wheeler on Sunday to close out the first half of the season. Per DiComo, manager Mickey Callaway said that he expects Matz to return to the rotation after the All-Star break, though he wouldn't firmly commit to the lefty reclaiming his usual starting role.
Matz struck out three and allowed two runs on three hits and zero walks over two innings in a no-decision against the Braves on Saturday.
Matz gave up two first-inning runs on an Ozzie Albies single, but bounced back to retire the side in order in the second. After the game was delayed by rain for 70 minutes, Matz was replaced by Chris Mazza after just 27 pitches. The 28-year-old now holds a 4.95 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP and is lined up to face the Phillies at home next Saturday.
Matz (5-6) took the loss Monday as the Mets fell 13-7 to the Phillies, coughing up seven runs on 10 hits -- including three home runs -- and three walks over 4.1 innings while striking out one.
The two teams combined for eight long balls on the night, with Matz getting taken deep twice in the first inning and again in the fifth. Homers have been a major issue for the southpaw this season, and he now carries a career-worst 2.1 HR/9 to go along with his 4.85 ERA. He'll try to turn things around Sunday in a home start against Atlanta.
Matz (5-5) allowed five earned runs on six hits and four walks while striking out two across five innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Braves.
Matz had allowed only two earned runs and two hits through five innings of work. However, he surrendered four consecutive hits to begin the sixth frame -- three of which went for extra bases -- ruining his outing. After whiffing at least five batters in each of his last five starts, Matz also failed to miss many bats, generating just 10 swinging strikes. He'll look to get back on track in his next start, but he'll draw a tough road matchup against the Phillies.
Matz allowed four runs (three earned) on three hits with six strikeouts and two walks across six innings during a no-decision against the Cardinals on Friday.
The Mets have pushed Matz to the limit his last two starts, as he's thrown a total of 233 pitches. He tossed 72 of his 113 pitches for strikes Friday and recorded 11 swinging strikes. The Mets offense didn't support Matz enough to get him the win, but they bailed him out with some late runs, so he avoided the loss. He remains 5-4 with a 3.93 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 72 strikeouts in 68.2 innings this season. His next outing is scheduled against the Braves on the road Wednesday.
Matz (5-4) picked up the win Saturday, giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks over six innings while striking out a season-high 10.
The southpaw fanned five of the first seven batters he faced en route to his sixth quality start of the season. Matz needed 120 pitches (77 strikes) to get the job done, and he now sports a 3.88 ERA and 66:20 K:BB through 62.2 innings. With the Mets having an off day Wednesday, he'll be able to pick up some extra rest before taking the mound again next Friday, at home against the Cardinals.
Matz (4-4) took the loss against Arizona on Sunday, completing six innings and giving up five runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out five.
Matz was victimized by a pair of Arizona home runs to fall behind 3-0 in the first inning, then allowed an additional two runs to cross the plate in the fifth. While the lefty has posted a dominant 1.50 ERA at home this year, Sunday's loss dropped him to 2-4 with a 5.79 ERA on the road. He'll be back at home to face the Rockies on Saturday in his next scheduled start.
Matz (4-3) took the win versus the Dodgers on Tuesday, tossing six innings and giving up two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out six.
Matz exited the game locked in a 2-2 tie but was rewarded for his efforts with a win after the Mets scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning. He gave up a mammoth home run to MVP frontrunner Cody Bellinger in the third inning but otherwise managed to keep the Dodgers off the scoreboard to earn his first victory since the end of April. The lefty leads all Mets starters with a 3.55 ERA in spite of a mediocre 1.34 WHIP. He'll face the Diamondbacks on Sunday in his next scheduled start.
Matz allowed one earned run on 10 hits and two walks while striking out seven across six innings Thursday against the Nationals. He did not factor into the decision.
Matz worked out of trouble for most of the day as he allowed multiple baserunners in four of the six innings he pitched. Still, he managed to limit the damage by inducing two double plays and also generating timely strikeouts. While the results were strong, his swinging strikes indicate that he wasn't particularly deceptive, especially when combined with the fact that he allowed 12 baserunners. Regardless, he'll look to keep the relatively positive results going in his next start, currently scheduled for Tuesday at the Dodgers.
Matz (3-3) took the loss against the Marlins on Saturday by allowing two runs on five hits across 3.2 innings. He struck out six and walked two.
Matz was on a limited workload in his return from a forearm injury and was unable to finish the fourth inning despite throwing 81 pitches. He would have had trouble picking up the win regardless with the Mets registering only one hit. Matz had a 2.89 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 13:3 K:BB in his last three starts before landing on the injured list, and he'll look to regain that form Thursday versus the Nationals.
Matz will be limited to 75-80 pitches Saturday against the Marlins, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports reports.
Matz won't be asked to go too deep into the game in his first game back from a forearm injury. The pitch count will hurt his chances to pick up a win, but it doesn't rule it out completely if he has an efficient outing.
Matz (forearm) was activated as expected ahead of his scheduled start Saturday against the Marlins, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Matz anticipated a short stay on the injured list, and that will indeed be the case, as he'll wind up missing just over two weeks. Paul Sewald was optioned in a corresponding move.
Matz (forearm) will start Saturday against the Marlins, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
Matz came through a 45-pitch bullpen session with no issues Wednesday, clearing the way for the left-hander to be activated from the injured list over the weekend. The 27-year-old Matz will look to pick up where he left off prior to landing on the shelf; over his past three starts, Matz is 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 13:3 K:BB in 18.2 innings.
Matz (forearm) relayed that he felt completely healthy following his 45-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, but manager Mickey Callaway wasn't willing to commit to the left-hander being ready to return from the 10-day injured list to start Saturday's game against the Marlins, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
The Mets may just want to wait and see how Matz feels over the next day or two before determining his next step, but he appears quite likely to slot back into the rotation this weekend. As Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports, Matz's bullpen session included several curveballs, the pitch that had previously caused most of the nerve discomfort in his left arm. Given that Matz said he's comfortable throwing his full arsenal, he likely wouldn't face significant restrictions if he does in fact rejoin the rotation this week. Triple-A Syracuse hurlers Chris Flexen and Corey Oswalt would be the likeliest candidates to make a spot start in Miami if the Mets decide to err on the side of caution and keep Matz on the IL a little longer.
Matz (forearm) will throw another bullpen session Wednesday, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports reports.
Matz had been tracking towards a return Thursday, but the Mets elected to have him wait a few more days. He said Tuesday that he hadn't suffered any setback, so he's expected to pitch during the Mets' weekend series in Miami.
The Mets are hopeful Matz (forearm) will be ready to return from the 10-day injured list to make a start in Miami during the upcoming weekend, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Matz had previously been eyeing Thursday's game against the Nationals for his return from the IL, but he'll get some additional time to heal up after the Mets' series finale Sunday with the Marlins was postponed due to inclement weather in New York. The cancellation will allow the team to push each member of the rotation back two days in the schedule, setting Matz up for a potential return in South Florida. Matz, who is dealing with a nerve issue in his left forearm, completed a bullpen session over the weekend without any reported problems.
Matz will test his injured forearm in a bullpen session Saturday to determine whether or not he'll be able to make his next scheduled start Thursday against Washington, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports.
Matz is battling a nerve issue in his left forearm which has sent him to the injured list, and which will cause him to miss at least one start. The Mets should have a clearer idea of how many more starts (if any) he'll need to miss once they see how the injury responds to Saturday's bullpen session.
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