Steven Matz, who made his first major league start today since going on the disabled list on July 10 with a partially torn lat muscle, unexpectedly left in the bottom of the sixth inning with an apparent blister on his left hand.
Matz picked up where he left off after his injury, pitching five-and-a-third innings and allowing only two runs on four hits, walking two and striking out six before leaving the game. It's unclear whether this will affect Matz moving forward, but any injury news is potentially bad news.
Part of the allure of seeing Matz again was that Mets fans could see him swing the bat, but today Matz went 0-for-2 and grounded into a double play. Maybe he's saving all of his hits for when grandpa Matz is back in the building.
Matz is slated to pitch again on Saturday in Atlanta against a woeful Braves team that has lost 18 of their last 19.