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#32
Steven Matz
ERA W-L K
6.08 2-7 48
Team: NY MetsHt / Wt: 6-2 / 201 NFBC ADP: 185.75
Position: SPBorn: 5/29/1991 Birthplace: Stony Brook, New York
Bats/Throws: R/L Draft: 2nd Round by Mets (2009)


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Aug. 21 2:12 PM PT3:12 PM MT4:12 PM CT5:12 PM ET17:12 ET21:12 GMT5:12 2:12 PM MST4:12 PM EST4:42 PM VEN1:12 UAE (+1)4:12 PM CT-Matz needs another elbow operation, one which will end a miserable 2017 season for the New York left-hander. The team says Matz was diagnosed Monday with irritation of the ulnar nerve in his left elbow. Surgery was recommended to reposition the nerve and relieve the irritation, a similar procedure to the one teammate Jacob deGrom had last year.
Analysis: Matz's operation will be scheduled in the next few days. The oft-injured lefty is 2-7 with a 6.08 ERA in 13 starts covering only 66 2/3 innings. He has been hit hard lately, going 0-6 with a 10.19 ERA in his last eight starts. Matz had Tommy John surgery early in his pro career. His 2016 season was cut short by another elbow operation to remove bone spurs, and he began this year on the disabled list because of tenderness in the elbow.
Aug. 17 8:19 PM PT9:19 PM MT10:19 PM CT11:19 PM ET23:19 ET3:19 GMT11:19 8:19 PM MST10:19 PM EST10:49 PM VEN7:19 UAE (+1)10:19 PM CT-Matz fell to 2-7, allowing seven runs - six earned - on seven hits and two walks in 3.1 innings, as the New York Mets lost to the New York Yankees 7-5 on Thursday.
Analysis: Matz struck out four, ending the game with a 6.08 ERA and 1.53 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 13 9:49 PM PT10:49 PM MT11:49 PM CT12:49 AM ET0:49 ET4:49 GMT12:49 9:49 PM MST11:49 PM EST12:19 AM VEN8:49 UAE11:49 PM CT-Matz fell to 2-6, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks in 5.2 innings, as the New York Mets lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 on Saturday.
Analysis: Matz struck out one, ending the game with a 5.54 ERA and 1.47 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 7 10:10 AM PT11:10 AM MT12:10 PM CT1:10 PM ET13:10 ET17:10 GMT1:10 10:10 AM MST12:10 PM EST12:40 PM VEN21:10 UAE12:10 PM CT-Steven Matz fell to 2-5, allowing five runs on six hits and two walks in 5.1 innings, as the New York Mets lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-0 on Sunday. Matz struck out seven, ending the game with a 5.77 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Matz is 0-4 with an 11.03 ERA in his last six starts while opponents have hit .418 against him. ''It's shocking,'' manager Terry Collins said.
Aug. 2 9:29 AM PT10:29 AM MT11:29 AM CT12:29 PM ET12:29 ET16:29 GMT0:29 9:29 AM MST11:29 AM EST11:59 AM VEN20:29 UAE11:29 AM CT-Steven Matz allowed three runs on six hits and two walks in 5.0 innings as the New York Mets lost to the Colorado Rockies 5-4 on Tuesday. Matz struck out two, ending the game with a 5.50 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season.
July 27 9:08 AM PT10:08 AM MT11:08 AM CT12:08 PM ET12:08 ET16:08 GMT0:08 9:08 AM MST11:08 AM EST11:38 AM VEN20:08 UAE11:08 AM CT-Steven Matz fell to 2-4, allowing six runs on nine hits in 3.0 innings, as the New York Mets lost to the San Diego Padres 6-3 on Wednesday. Matz struck out four, ending the game with a 5.51 ERA and 1.50 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Matz has spent much of the season dealing with an elbow issue, and it's clear something still isn't quite right with the left-hander. He's now been torched for 21 runs in 13 1/3 innings while going 0-3 over his past four starts. With his next assignment scheduled for Tuesday in Colorado, a sudden reversal of fortune shouldn't be expected.
July 21 8:02 PM PT9:02 PM MT10:02 PM CT11:02 PM ET23:02 ET3:02 GMT11:02 8:02 PM MST10:02 PM EST10:32 PM VEN7:02 UAE (+1)10:02 PM CT-Steven Matz allowed three runs on nine hits in 5.0 innings as the New York Mets defeated the Oakland Athletics 7-5 on Friday. Matz struck out five, ending the game with a 4.67 ERA and 1.40 WHIP on the season.
July 16 5:52 PM PT6:52 PM MT7:52 PM CT8:52 PM ET20:52 ET0:52 GMT8:52 5:52 PM MST7:52 PM EST8:22 PM VEN4:52 UAE (+1)7:52 PM CT-Matz fell to 2-3, allowing seven runs on nine hits and one walk in 1.0 inning, as the New York Mets lost to the Colorado Rockies 13-4 on Sunday.
Analysis: Matz struck out two, ending the game with a 4.58 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.
July 9 2:43 PM PT3:43 PM MT4:43 PM CT5:43 PM ET17:43 ET21:43 GMT5:43 2:43 PM MST4:43 PM EST5:13 PM VEN1:43 UAE (+1)4:43 PM CT-Steven Matz fell to 2-2, allowing five runs on seven hits and one walk in 4.1 innings, as the New York Mets lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0 on Sunday. Matz struck out one, ending the game with a 3.05 ERA and 1.12 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Matz was coming off consecutive outings of seven scoreless innings against the Marlins and Nationals.
July 3 6:54 PM PT7:54 PM MT8:54 PM CT9:54 PM ET21:54 ET1:54 GMT9:54 6:54 PM MST8:54 PM EST9:24 PM VEN5:54 UAE (+1)8:54 PM CT-Steven Matz allowed four hits and two walks without giving up a run in 7.0 innings as the New York Mets lost to the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Monday. Matz struck out four, ending the game with a 2.12 ERA and 1.03 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Matz and Stephen Strasburg each tossed seven scoreless innings in their respective no-decisions. Matz extended his scoreless innings streak to 17.
June 29 9:04 AM PT10:04 AM MT11:04 AM CT12:04 PM ET12:04 ET16:04 GMT0:04 9:04 AM MST11:04 AM EST11:34 AM VEN20:04 UAE11:04 AM CT-Steven Matz improved to 2-1, allowing six hits and one walk over 7.0 scoreless innings, as the New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins 8-0 on Wednesday. Matz struck out four, ending the game with a 2.67 ERA and 1.07 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Matz spent the first two months of the season on the DL because of left elbow inflammation but has gone seven innings three times in June. ''I've been very surprised,'' manager Terry Collins said. ''Coming off the issues he had in spring training we want to be careful, knowing we've got a long way to go yet. But he's doing a good job." His next start comes Monday at Washington, and at home against the Nationals on June 16, he yielded three homers in seven innings.
June 23 8:02 AM PT9:02 AM MT10:02 AM CT11:02 AM ET11:02 ET15:02 GMT23:02 8:02 AM MST10:02 AM EST10:32 AM VEN19:02 UAE10:02 AM CT-Steven Matz allowed three runs on three hits and five walks in 6.0 innings as the New York Mets lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 on Thursday. Matz struck out eight, ending the game with a 3.60 ERA and 1.10 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Matz will make his fourth start of the season Wednesday at Miami. In his last start there on July 24, the left-hander allowed four hits over six innings in a 3-0 win.
June 16 8:57 PM PT9:57 PM MT10:57 PM CT11:57 PM ET23:57 ET3:57 GMT11:57 8:57 PM MST10:57 PM EST11:27 PM VEN7:57 UAE (+1)10:57 PM CT-Matz fell to 1-1, allowing four runs on eight hits in 7.0 innings, as the New York Mets lost to the Washington Nationals 7-2 on Friday.
Analysis: Matz struck out four, ending the game with a 3.21 ERA and 1.00 WHIP on the season.
June 10 6:24 PM PT7:24 PM MT8:24 PM CT9:24 PM ET21:24 ET1:24 GMT9:24 6:24 PM MST8:24 PM EST8:54 PM VEN5:24 UAE (+1)8:24 PM CT-Matz allowed one run on five hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the New York Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves 8-1 on Saturday. Matz struck out two, ending the game with a 1.29 ERA and 0.86 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Matz was appearing in a big league game for first time since last Aug. 14. He had a bone spur surgically removed from his left elbow last October and began the season on the disabled list with elbow inflammation. The oft-injured former phenom hardly looked rusty.
Mar. 26 9:22 AM PT10:22 AM MT11:22 AM CT12:22 PM ET12:22 ET16:22 GMT0:22 9:22 AM MST11:22 AM EST11:52 AM VEN20:22 UAE11:22 AM CT-New York will activate Matz for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Braves.
Analysis: Matz has been on the disabled list all season because of left elbow inflammation. He was 0-1 with a 6.06 ERA in four rehab appearances.
Mar. 22 3:25 PM PT4:25 PM MT5:25 PM CT6:25 PM ET18:25 ET22:25 GMT6:25 3:25 PM MST5:25 PM EST5:55 PM VEN2:25 UAE (+1)4:25 PM CT-Matz took a step back Wednesday in the Mets' 15-9 loss to the Miami Marlins, giving up five runs and eight hits in four innings.
Analysis: Coming off surgery Oct. 4 to remove bone spurs from his left elbow, Matz entered with a 1.04 ERA in his first three spring training starts.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2015 NYM 4 0 0 - 0 6 6 0 35.2 34 9 9 4 10 0 34 1.23 2.27
2016 NYM 9 8 0 - 0 22 22 0 132.1 129 53 50 14 31 2 129 1.21 3.40
2017 NYM 2 7 0 - 0 13 13 0 66.2 83 46 45 12 19 2 48 1.53 6.08
Career 15 15 0 - 0 41 41 0 234.2 246 108 104 30 60 4 211 1.30 3.99

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2015 NYM 6 14 1 4 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 .286 .286 .357
2016 NYM 24 36 0 5 1 1 0 2 4 11 0 0 .139 .220 .222
2017 NYM 17 21 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 .143 .143 .143
Career 47 71 2 12 2 1 0 8 4 19 0 0 .169 .211 .225

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2015 NYM Total 0 1 0 - 0 3 3 0 14.2 17 6 6 0 4 1 13 3.68
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 6 3 3 0 2 1 4 5.40
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.2 4 1 1 0 2 0 4 1.93
    WS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 7 2 2 0 0 0 5 3.60
Career 0 1 0 - 0 3 3 0 14.2 17 6 6 0 4 1 13 3.68

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2015 NYM Total 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LDS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LCS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    WS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 691 96 91 93.1 59.06
Curveball 272 82 74 78.3 23.25
Slider 50 88 83 85.8 4.27
Changeup 157 87 81 83.7 13.42


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