Contributed by Mike Stainkamp who you can follow on Twitter at @mikestainkamp34.
Matz continues to improve while staying healthy
A few weeks ago, Mets fans saw something that they’ve been waiting years to see: two top-prospect arms mowing down Braves hitters. Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler pitched both ends of a doubleheader, Wheeler, of course, making his big league debut.
To say the future is bright for the Mets is an understatement, at least in terms of arms. In the system, fans are eager to see the development of Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Michael Fulmer, just to name a few.
One prospect that has had a rough time of it the last few years has been Steven Matz. Taken in the second round in 2009, Matz has had to battle injuries his whole professional career. After an impressive start to 2012, Matz was shutdown due to shoulder issues.
This year, he has been working with trainer Tom Truedson in an effort to stay healthy and keep his arm fresh.
In his last outing on June 29, Matz...