Steven Matz came back down to Earth today after pitching out of this world his last few starts. His streak of 17 straight scoreless innings was snapped in the first inning of today’s game. Matz would go on to be responsible for four more earned runs in today’s game. My gut reaction is that this will not start a negative trend for Matz, and he will return to his regular form come next game.
The offense of the Mets did not muster much today. All-Star Michael Conforto, Jay Bruce, and Rene Rivera each had a single to their name. This would be the only hits the Mets could produce. Yoenis Cespedes continued his notable skid, going 0-3, dropping his average to .265 on the season.
Eric Goeddel and Seth Lugo combine to pitch 3.2 innings out of the bullpen. Lugo gave up a run in his three innings worked. The Mets next play again on Friday, when they take on the Colorado Rockies at home, at 7:10.