Aaron Gleeman

Mets confirm Steven Matz will start Game 4 regardless of Game 3 outcome

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Mets manager Terry Collins reiterated today that regardless of whether the team wins tonight to be down 2-1 or loses tonight to be down 3-0 left-hander Steven Matz will start Game 4.

Turning away from Matz would have required bringing back Matt Harvey on short rest, which the Mets aren’t willing to do. Matz has started twice in the postseason, allowing four runs in 9.2 innings after posting a 2.27 ERA and 34/10 K/BB ratio in six regular season starts as a 24-year-old rookie.

Harvey is scheduled to start Game 5, if necessary, followed by Jacob deGrom in Game 6 and Noah Synergaard in Game 7.