Bad news for the Mets: starter Steven Matz, who was supposed to return to the rotation tomorrow night, experienced shoulder soreness today and now won’t make that start. The is the second time this week a projected starter was pulled. First Jacob deGrom, now Matz.
Matz has been out for over a month due to a mild shoulder strain, so more soreness there is not ideal, especially the day after a bullpen session. He’s 9-8 with a 3.40 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 129/31 in 132.1 innings this year and, with all of the pitching injuries the Mets have experiences, his return would’ve been welcome. I mean, anything to get back to normal:
New York enters play tonight against Philly having lost three in a row. They’re in a three-way tie with the Giants and the Cardinals for the NL Wild Card.