Mets History: Looking back at the day Steven Matz made his debut

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - FEBRUARY 21: Steven Matz /

The Mets 2018 season is full of doom and gloom. Let’s take a break from it and take a look at what happened exactly three years ago on June 28th, 2015.

The New York Mets and their fans had a lot to celebrate on this day. Sure, it was more than a month before they signed Yoenis Cespedes, but if you were at Citi Field that day, it was a really fun seven or so hours.

The day was supposed to be a lot of fun. Steven Matz made his debut and the Steve Miller Band making an appearance after the game.

Unfortunately, the day before, the game was rained out with the score tied at one, which means that before the game could be played, the previous game had to be finished.

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Mets fans were treated to a ton of free baseball that day. The previous days game against the Reds continued in the eighth inning. Nobody could score, and the game went into extra innings, all the way to the 13th that is.

In the bottom of the 13th, Dilson Herrera walked, Curtis Granderson singled, and Ruben Tejada reached on an error. Then, with everyone on their feet, Lucas Duda came up and singled to end the game.

Fans had seven innings worth of baseball and a ton of thrills before the main attraction even started. After a brief delay, Steven Matz took the mound for his debut.

Everyone who was there or saw the game on TV, or just read about it, knew how awesome Matz was that day. As a pitcher, he was amazing. He went 7.2 innings and gave up just two runs, on two solo home runs, throwing 110 pitches in his debut.

As a hitter, Matz was just as good, if not better. In his first at-bat, he hit a two-run double. Later on, in his second at-bat, he singled. In his third at-bat, he singled again and drove in two more runs.

Matz was a pitcher who went 3/3 with four RBI’s in his debut and his family was there to cheer him on as he earned the win.

Afterward, everybody was treated to a Steve Miller Band performance. They performed some of their top hits for the better part of an hour.

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If you were in attendance that day or remember the game portions, it was a good day. Hopefully, the Mets have more fun days such as that in their future.

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