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Mets Season in Review: Steven Matz

By Emmanuel Pepis
Aug 14, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz (32) pitches against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 14, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz (32) pitches against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports /
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Steven Matz struggled through injuries, durability concerns raised after off-season surgery.

Aug 14, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz (32) pitches against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 14, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz (32) pitches against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports /

Steven Matz has flashed great potential and the ability to be a fixture in the New York Mets rotation. He’s also battled through his fair share of ailments including the latest: off-season surgery to remove bone spurs in his elbow.

Matz had been pitching with the issue for a good chunk of the season, which eventually was cut short after his finale on August 14. The 25-year old southpaw has been injury plagued from the start. Matz had Tommy John surgery during the 2010 season and didn’t pitch professionally until 2012, three years after he was drafted. Since then, various ailments have popped up.

For the season, Matz went 9-8 with a 3.40 ERA. Overall, especially considering what he had to deal with, Matz pitched very admirably. Let’s take a more in depth look at what Matz did over the course of the season.

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