Steven Matz has allowed four baserunners through two innings this afternoon, but has relied on a pair of double plays to emerge unscathed. In the second inning, Matz strands Juan Soto after a leadoff triple.
Mets 0, Nationals 0, mid-second.
Somehow, Steven Matz has allowed six hits and two walks in four innings, but has given up zero runs and thrown only 59 pitches. One of the less orthodox pitching lines you'll see this year.
Mets 0, Nationals 0, mid-fourth.
Davey Martinez after Steven Matz pitches out of yet another jam
Steven Matz escaping jams right and left.
No score, mid four. #LGM
Steven Matz is through four scoreless innings.
The Nationals are 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position, have left six runners on base and have grounded into two double plays.
Steven Matz has gotten 13 called strikes with his curveball today and all 5 of his strikeouts have been looking. #Mets
They could not. Anthony Rendon hit a sharp grounder to shortstop. Howie Kendrick lined out to left.
The Nationals are 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position against Steven Matz. It's 0-0 and very ugly for Washington.
Get this - through 4 IP so far today, 13 of the 19 curve balls Steven Matz have thrown have been called strikes. #Mets
Through four innings today, Steven Matz has thrown 19 curveballs and 13 of them have been called strikes.
Steven Matz has been making some money pitches so far today to get out of trouble. Induced two inning ending double players with RISP, then a big K on Robles with runners at the corners. Nicely done. #Mets
I love this Steven Matz. LOVE
Steven Matz the new deGrom
Steven Matz continues to work out of trouble, leaving the bases loaded in the fourth.
He’s had RISP in all four innings so far, & has escaped unscathed.
steven matz aka king of getting himself out of trouble
Stephen Strasburg is sharp through two scoreless innings and 27 pitches. Nationals offense is creating some friction against Steven Matz but not finishing the job.
An ill-advised Adeiny Hechavarria scoop costs the Mets a run. A Brian Dozier baserunning blunder likely saves them another.
Steven Matz has allowed 10 hits in six innings, but just that single run.
Mets 1, Nationals 1, mid-sixth.
Steven Matz escaping trouble like
Steven Matz escapes ANOTHER jam; he has given up 6 hits in 4 innings; but hasn't allowed a run.
Steven Matz has had runners in scoring position in all three innings but works out of each unscathed.
Still a scoreless ball game heading to the bottom half of the 3rd. #Mets
Update: The Nationals have had a runner in scoring position (with less than two outs!!) in every inning so far against Steven Matz.
Related update: The Nationals have not scored a run so far this game.
Steven Matz is playing checkers while the Nats are playing chess
Since when is steven matz a calm pitcher
Steven Matz looks like he wants to kill his teammates and always looks pissed lmao
That 4th inning was a Steven Matz special.
Pitched himself into early trouble, drove up his pitch count, but this time found a way to escape. #LGM
Lucky Hit: Brian Dozier (3) [WSH] off Steven Matz [NYM]: 81.4 mph, -11 degrees (Double)
Trea Turner (4) off LHP Steven Matz (16) - 99.7 mph, 25 degrees (378 ft Double)
92.1 mph Sinker
#Nationals @ #Mets (T3)
I don't know is Steven Matz has Lady Luck down his pants today, or if the Nationals are just that fucking bad this season, but either way let's keep these inning-ending double plays coming! #MetsTwitter #Mets #LGM
Steven Matz with the best worst game that I’ve ever seen
Howie Kendrick (14) off LHP Steven Matz (17) - 107.6 mph, 18 degrees (342 ft Lineout, .760 xBA)
91.2 mph Sinker
#Nationals @ #Mets (T5)
Today's MLB Matchups 2 Watch
Anthony Rendon vs. Steven Matz: 26 PA, .320/.346/.680, 3 HR
Kendrys Morales vs. Dylan Bundy: 19 PA, .333/.368/.722, 2 HR
Albert Pujols vs. Martin Perez: 33 PA, .370/.485/.481, 1 HR
Josh Donaldson vs. Madison Bumgarner: 10 PA, .375/.500/.750, 1 HR
Four of Steven Matz's strikeouts today are looking 👀👀 Matz has his good stuff on the hill today. Lets see if his teammates can pick him up with the Bats #Mets #NYM #Nationals #LGM
Steven Matz is having a Game 5 Jacob deGrom start
Barrel: Trea Turner (4) [WSH] off Steven Matz [NYM]: 99.7 mph, 25 degrees (Double)
Dominicano Juan Soto pega triple a lo profundo del jardin central en su primer turno ante Steven Matz #MLB #P0J
Weird play at Citi Field:
Brian Dozier pushes a bunt hit. Mets throw the ball away, he goes to 2nd as Juan Soto scores. Steven Matz tracks down the ball, Dozier tries to sneak to 3rd while Matz's head is down.
He does not make it.
Everything you know about Steven Matz is wrong.
Juan Soto a home run away from the cycle, 3 for 3 with a triple, single, and double in his first three trips to the plate against #Mets' lefty Steven Matz, and he scores on an error on a bunt attempt by Brian Dozier, 1-1 in Citi Field.
Steven Matz today vs the Nats.
The Nationals have had runners in scoring position in every single inning. Steven Matz is through five scoreless innings. Baseball is weird.
#Nats strand a runner at 2nd (0 for 9 w/ RISP, 7 LOB) in a 16P 4th by #Mets' lefty Steven Matz, who's up to 75P total after 5.0 scoreless.
3 en fila!! Los Mets salen esta tarde a buscar la cuarta victoria y la barrida frente a los eternos rivales Nacionales de Washington!! Steven Matz vs Stephen Strasburgs #LetsGoMets
Barrel: Howie Kendrick (13) [WSH] off Steven Matz [NYM]: 107.6 mph, 18 degrees (Lineout)
Steven Matz continues to chess his way out of each inning.
Not his best outing. But there's a "0" on the board through five!
Steven Matz is such an enigma. Just can’t figure this guy out. #LGM
Through four innings, Steven Matz has thrown 59 pitches. Of those 59, 18 have been curves (31 percent). He’s gotten a called strike on 12 of the 18 curves (67 percent). #Mets
Listening to the Mets game, and I really wish I could see these Steven Matz pitches. His curve ball is unbelievable today.
Steven Matz has a WHIP of 2.00 without allowing a run yet. The Nats are a mess.
Steven Matz dodging trouble in this game like
Steven Matz is having quite an afternoon!!! 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻 #LGM
Steven Matz was one cool customer in that inning. He has come a long way from his first few years of getting easily rattled. Still has a ways to go, but there have been great signs of growth.
#Nats have 2nd/3rd, 1 out, but Victor Robles Ks looking, and after an IBB, Stephen Strasburg does the same. #Nationals 0 for 7 w/ RISP, 6 LOB through four. #Mets' lefty Steven Matz up to 59P after a 20P 4th. Still 0-0 in Citi Field.
Steven Matz continues to get out of jams. He strikes out Stephen Strasburg with the bases loaded to end the top of the 4th inning. The Nationals are now 0-7 with RISP. #Mets
Looks like Steven Matz is finally subscribing to the deGrom playbook of pitching
Steven Matz (aka Houdini) escapes another jam this one was a 2nd n 3rd with one out variety
Mets - 0
God bless steven matz and that curveball 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
Steven Matz is struggling
#Nats strand Trea Turner at second after he doubled with one down. #Mets' lefty Steven Matz up to 39P after a 12P 3rd. Still 0-0 in Citi Field.
I think that time off for Steven Matz has worked in his favor so far!