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May 15, 2021 12:28 AM
Blue Jays' Steven Matz: Logs five scoreless innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matz allowed four hits and three walks with nine strikeouts in five scoreless innings versus Philadelphia on Friday. He did not factor in the decision.

Matz kept runs off the board, but he needed 106 pitches (65 strikes) to get through five frames. It was the first time he allowed fewer than three runs since April 17, his third start of the year. The southpaw has a 4.29 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 46:13 K:BB across 42 innings in eight starts. Matz is still at 5-2 on the year, and he lines up to face Boston next week.

May 9, 2021 04:52 PM
Blue Jays' Steven Matz: Earns fifth win Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matz (5-2) allowed three earned runs on eight hits while striking out four across five innings to earn the win over the Astros on Saturday.

Matz picked up his fifth win Saturday, tying him for the most wins in the American League. The bulk of his damage came from a two-run home run by Yordan Alvarez in the fourth inning. The 30-year-old has struggled with the long ball, holding a 1.46 HR/9, which is ninth-highest in all of baseball. However, he didn't walk anyone in a start for the first time this season. Matz carries a 4.86 ERA and 1.27 WHIP through 37 innings.

May 4, 2021 01:00 AM
Blue Jays' Steven Matz: Allows two homers in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matz (4-2) allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings Monday, striking out six and taking a loss against Oakland.

The Athletics got to Matz early, scoring three runs in the second inning including a two-run shot by Stephen Piscotty. He later served up another two-run homer, this time off the bat of Ramon Laureano. His season ERA spiked to 4.78 with a 33:10 K:BB over 32 innings. Matz is lined up to take the mound in Houston this weekend.

April 29, 2021 01:24 PM
Blue Jays' Steven Matz: Hit with first loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matz (4-1) took the loss Wednesday as the Blue Jays fell 8-2 to the Nationals, coughing up six runs on eight hits and a walk over 3.2 innings. He struck out two.

While the southpaw wasn't hit especially hard -- only one of the eight hits, a Josh Harrison homer, went for extra bases -- it was still his worst start of the year so far. He threw 54 of 80 pitches for strikes and doubled the number of earned runs on his ledger. Matz will carry a 4.00 ERA and 27:9 K:BB through 27 innings into his next outing.

April 24, 2021 01:16 AM
Blue Jays' Steven Matz: Earns fourth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matz (4-0) allowed three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out seven in five innings to earn the win against the Rays on Friday.

Matz began Friday's game with four scoreless innings, but he gave up a three-run home run with no outs in the fifth frame. However, he still picked up his fourth win in as many starts since the Blue Jays put up four runs in the first inning. Matz now carries a 2.31 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in 23.1 innings to begin the season. His next start should come at home against the Nationals on Wednesday.

April 17, 2021 11:44 PM
Blue Jays' Steven Matz: Stays sharp Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matz (3-0) picked up the win in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Royals, allowing one run on two hits and two walks over six innings while striking out five.

The southpaw has been outstanding to begin the season, reeling off three straight quality starts and giving up only one run in each of them. Matz tossed 48 of 82 pitches for strikes in Saturday's effort, and he'll take a 1.47 ERA and 18:6 K:BB through 18.1 innings into his next start Friday in Tampa Bay.

April 17, 2021 12:00 PM
Blue Jays' Steven Matz: Friday's start postponed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matz and the Blue Jays won't play the Royals on Friday as the game was postponed due to rain, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

The 29-year-old will receive at least one extra day of rest due to the postponement. The game will be made up via a doubleheader Saturday, with Matz taking the hill for the first game.

April 11, 2021 01:52 AM
Blue Jays' Steven Matz: Sharp again in second victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matz (2-0) took the win against the Angels on Saturday, tossing six innings and allowing one run on five hits and three walks while striking out four.

Matz endured a nearly three-hour rain delay before the contest, but the weather didn't appear to cause any disruption to his routine as the left-hander collected an easy victory. The only run he allowed in the outing came on a fourth-inning solo homer off the bat of Anthony Rendon, but that was merely a whisper among a loud chorus of Toronto bats that put up 15 total runs. Matz is off to a strong start in his first season with the Blue Jays, collecting a pair of wins in his first two appearances and giving up only two runs across a combined 12.1 frames. He'll look to keep things going Thursday when he heads to Kansas City to face the Royals.

April 6, 2021 11:04 AM
Blue Jays' Steven Matz: Fans nine in first victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matz (1-0) earned the win Monday against the Rangers by allowing one run on two hits and one walk while striking out nine over 6.1 innings.

Matz was locked in to kick off the 2021 campaign, surrendering just one run in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Nate Lowe. The southpaw was eventually lifted with a 6-1 lead and his pitch count at 91 (62 strikes). He'll look for his second victory of the season in his next scheduled start Saturday against the Angels.

March 26, 2021 11:56 AM
Blue Jays' Steven Matz: Tosses 81 pitches Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matz gave up two runs on six hits and two walks over 5.1 innings in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers. He struck out three.

The southpaw got stretched out to 81 pitches (55 strikes) and he appears just about ready for Opening Day. Matz had a shaky track record with the Mets, but he's posted a 1.76 ERA and 15:2 K:BB over 15.1 innings this spring, and the Jays are counting on him to provide some consistent innings from the back half of the rotation in 2021.

March 21, 2021 12:12 PM
Blue Jays' Steven Matz: Continues to pound zone
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matz threw 74 pitches (53 strikes) over five innings in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies, allowing one run on five hits. He struck out six without walking a batter.

The southpaw continued a very impressive spring that has seen him post a 0.90 ERA and 12:0 K:BB over 10 innings. Command, rather than control, has been Matz's downfall in the past -- he surrendered 14 homers over 30.2 innings in 2020 despite a 36:10 K:BB -- but so far he's been locating the ball well within the zone and hasn't given up a long ball yet this spring. Matz will begin the year in the Jays' rotation, and his ability to avoid loud contact will determine if he keeps the job.

March 19, 2021 09:32 AM
Blue Jays' Steven Matz: Slated for rotation role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matz is expected to begin the regular season in the starting rotation, Scott Mitchell of reports.

Matz served as a swingman for the Mets during the abbreviated 2020 season, struggling to a 9.68 ERA and 1.70 WHIP over 30.2 innings across nine appearances (six starts). While the Blue Jays could use openers to begin the regular season, Matz is expected to have a starting role, although his spot in the rotation hasn't been determined. The southpaw, who was traded to Toronto in January, has made two Grapefruit League starts, allowing two hits and no walks while striking out six across five scoreless innings.

January 28, 2021 11:32 AM
Blue Jays' Steven Matz: Sent to Blue Jays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matz was traded from the Mets to the Blue Jays on Wednesday in exchange for Sean Reid-Foley, Yennsy Diaz and Josh Winckowski, Ben Nicholson-Smith of reports.

The left-hander struggled in 2020 with a 9.68 ERA across 30.2 innings, and he'll now get a fresh start with Toronto before hitting free agency ahead of the 2022 season. Matz started 60 games for the Mets between 2018 and 2019, and he had a 4.09 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 305:110 K:BB over 314.1 innings. The Blue Jays have their clear ace in Hyun Jin Ryu, so Matz joins a group consisting of Nate Pearson, Ross Stripling, Robbie Ray and Tanner Roark that will help round out the rotation.

December 2, 2020 08:52 PM
Mets' Steven Matz: Avoids arbitration with Mets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matz signed a one-year, $5.2 million contract with the Mets on Wednesday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

The 29-year-old lefty had a 10.17 ERA in 25.2 innings as a starter and a 7.20 ERA in five innings out of the bullpen, but he should return to the rotation in 2021. He logged a 4.21 ERA in 160.1 innings in 2019 and a 3.97 ERA in 154 innings in 2018.

September 22, 2020 04:52 PM
Mets' Steven Matz: Moving to bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matz will pitch out of the bullpen going forward, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

Matz would have been on schedule to start Wednesday against the Rays, but it will be Michael Wacha getting the nod in his place. Matz can't exactly claim he deserves a starting role at the moment, as he owns a 9.79 ERA on the year in six starts and one relief appearance. With just five days left in the season, it would be a surprise if he makes another start.

September 19, 2020 06:16 PM
Mets' Steven Matz: Struggles in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matz allowed six runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out five across 2.2 innings in a loss to the Braves on Friday.

Friday was Matz's first time pitching since he was activated from the injured list Sunday, and it was his first start since Aug. 15. The rust was clearly evident as he allowed eight hits (including two home runs) and three walks to the first 16 batters he faced. Matz's outing makes him the third consecutive Mets starter to fail to go at least three innings after both Jacob deGrom (hamstring) and Seth Lugo were pulled before the third in their respective starts. The southpaw owns a 9.79 ERA to go along with a 30:9 K:BB across 26.2 innings this season. It's unclear if he'll get another turn in the rotation, or if he'll shift back to the bullpen moving forward.

September 17, 2020 04:28 PM
Mets' Steven Matz: Starting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matz will start Friday's game at home against Atlanta, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.

Matz was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Sunday after recovering from shoulder discomfort and hasn't pitched since. He was transitioned to a bullpen role prior to heading to the injured list, but he'll return to the mound to make a spot start for the series opener against Atlanta. The southpaw has an 0-4 record with an 8.63 ERA and 1.50 WHIP over 24 innings this season.

September 14, 2020 02:32 PM
Mets' Steven Matz: Back from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matz (shoulder) was activated off the 10-day injured list Sunday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

The left-hander landed on the injured list at the end of August with shoulder discomfort, and he'll now rejoin the team after recovering for the past two weeks. Matz began the season as a starter before shifting to the bullpen and has a 8.63 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 25:9 K:BB over 24 innings.

September 11, 2020 04:52 PM
Mets' Steven Matz: Expected back soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matz (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Friday and is expected to return from the injured list soon, Anthony DiComo of reports.

Matz has already served the required 10 days on the injured list due to shoulder discomfort. If Friday's bullpen session is the last one he needs, he could make a start sometime early next week.

August 30, 2020 11:48 AM
Mets' Steven Matz: Shifts to injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Matz (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.

The 29-year-old exited Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader with left shoulder discomfort and will require at least 10 days to recover. It's unclear if Matz is expected to be healthy when eligible to be activated Sept. 9.

Last 7 Games
05/14vs PHIL 1-55.04039
05/08@ HOUW 8-415.08304
05/03@ OAKL 4-515.07516
04/28vs WASL 2-813.28612
04/23@ TBW 5-315.05327
04/17@ KCW 5-116.02125
04/10vs LAAW 15-116.05134
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2015AAA-Las Vegas 51s 90.1151407409431692.201.110
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2017AFA-St. Lucie Mets 3.01100003223.001.333
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Toronto Blue Jays

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