Steven Matz to skip next start due to an elbow issue

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Mets starter Steven Matz pitched well in Monday’s win against the Dodgers, but he won’t make his next scheduled start in Colorado against the Rockies due to soreness in his left elbow, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports. He’ll be evaluated on Monday when the Mets return home from their road trip.

Manager Terry Collins doesn’t sound concerned, saying, “He feels much better today. We’re going to err on the side of caution.”

Matz yielded only two runs on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts over six innings versus the Dodgers on Monday. The 24-year-old now has a 2.86 ERA with a 35/8 K/BB ratio in 34 2/3 innings in six starts this season.

Ackert notes that Logan Verrett is likely to start in Matz’s place over the weekend.