New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz exited today’s game against the Atlanta Braves due to discomfort in the middle finger of his throwing hand. The x-rays came back negative, and Matz will most likely need a MRI to further understand what is causing this discomfort. This news could not have come at a worse time for the Mets, as they placed Noah Syndergaard on the disabled list earlier today, who also went down due to a finger injury.
Matz is 2-3 with a 3.80 ERA this season and was coming off his best start of the year where he threw six scoreless innings against the Milwaukee Brewers. Tonight he picked up right where he left off, turning in three scoreless innings and only giving up one hit before he was removed from the game.
Mets fans everywhere are waiting with bated breath and hoping that what they have seen happen so many times before does not happen again. However right now it looks like the Mets are all of a sudden two starting pitchers short of where they were just 24 hours ago.