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Mets are ready to unleash the rotation dream that seemed dead

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The unit was once the Mets’ Fab Five, a collection of arms with seemingly unlimited potential that would lift the organization to new heights. But through it all, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler have never thrown a pitch in the same rotation, a streak...
Via New York Post
13 hours ago

Matz Strikes Out Nine Astros, Solidifies His Rotation Bid

It’s not easy facing the World Series champs six times over the course of the spring. I’ve already grown tired of seeing this Astros lineup myself so I can’t imagine how the Mets must feel. But Steven Matz more than held his own today against that championship lineup. In six innings pitched, Matz only gave up two earned runs and stuck out nine without issuing any walks. In the fifth...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 hours ago

Morning Briefing: Matz and Wheeler Face the ‘Stros

Good morning Mets fans! Steven Matz will get the ball for New York this afternoon as he looks to build off a strong finish to his last start. Zack Wheeler will also pitch one inning today before jumping into the rotation on Thursday. Yesterday, the Mets scratched out a 5-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida. Noah Syndergaard started for the...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago

Mets’ Jason Vargas suffers fracture to non-pitching hand

Mets left-hander Jason Vargas suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right hamate bone during his outing Friday, the team announced. It’s unclear how long Vargas will be on the shelf, though Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News estimates two to six weeks, depending on whether he undergoes surgery. General manager Sandy Alderson told Tim Britton of The Athletic and other reporters...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Seth Lugo and Steven Matz still alive in rotation slot bid

Three weeks into Grapefruit League games and the starting pitching situation isn’t much more clearly defined than it was heading into camp. Still, a few questions have been answered, we have both game action and numbers to view and we can combine a few factors to make some educated guesses on how this will play out for Opening Day. Manager Mickey Callaway and pitching Dave Eiland...
2 days ago

The Mets’ rotation battle: Steven Matz vs. Zack Wheeler

It might be tough for the Mets to choose between the two for a spot in the starting rotation. With Opening Day less than two weeks away, the Mets still have an open spot in their starting rotation. We already know that Noah Syndergaard is slated to start the opener, and Jacob deGrom will get the start in the second game of the season. Those two might have been flipped if not for...
Via Amazin' Avenue
3 days ago

Steven Matz escapes disaster as fifth-starter battle gets close

JUPITER, Fla. — Steven Matz’s afternoon was headed toward chaos and a wasted opportunity to show he belongs in the Mets rotation, when suddenly he found his confidence Wednesday. Maybe it was the realization a Marlins lineup with less juice than a wilted grapefruit stood as the resistance. Matz got his act together over the...
Via New York Post
5 days ago

Matz gaining in race for last rotation spot

While left-hander Steven Matz did not win the Mets' fifth starter's job outright in a 5-1 loss to Miami, he looked markedly better than Zack Wheeler, who allowed five runs on three innings a night earlier.
5 days ago

Matz Has Rough First Inning Before Settling in Against Marlins

Steven Matz made his fourth start of the Spring today as he continues to battle for a spot in the rotation. After giving up two runs in the first, he was able to settle in nicely. Pitching 4 1/3 innings striking out five batters and walking three. While it’s still not the ideal start we’re hoping to see from Matz, it does give some hope that he’s trending in the right direction....
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago

Report: Matz pitching through elbow issue, may need surgery

The New York Mets have an explanation for why pitcher Steven Matz has struggled so much in 2017.According to Marc Carig of Newsday, Matz may require elbow surgery to repair a nerve issue similar to the one that felled Jacob deGrom last season. Matz has been a mess all season, posting a 6.08 ERA in 13 starts. That’s a far cry from the 3.40 mark he posted last season.If there is any...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 21, 2017  |  Discuss

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