New York Mets lefty phenom, Steven Matz, finished off a day to remember during his Major League Baseball debut today against the Reds.
By Robby Sabo
At certain points during today’s game between the New York Mets and Cincinnati Reds, it felt like the National Guard would be necessary to get Steven Matz out of the ballpark safely.
Hugs and kisses abound.
The love affair for the local product has begun.
Not only did Matz show off his electric left arm to the tune of 7.2 innings, five-hits, two-runs and six-strikeouts, he drove in an incredible four-runs on the day, going three for three at the plate.
This RBI total of four is a Mets record not only for a pitcher in a debut, but for any Mets player in the organization’s history.
It didn’t start off all roses for the kid either.
After throwing three-balls to leadoff hitter Brandon Phillips to open the game, the Reds second-baseman hit a solo shot to get the party started.
Matz though, collected himself and showed off a superb change-up. And like previously mentioned he helped his own cause by doubling home two-runs in the bottom of the second on this slight opposite field shot:
— SportsBlogNewYork (@SportBlogNYC) June 28, 2015
Oh yeah, he then decided to rake some more in the sixth with his grandpa celebrating in grand style:
The only other smidge of doubt on his day was Todd Frazier’s leadoff home run in the fourth. No matter though as Matz pitched a total of 110 innings in a brilliant MLB debut.
The Mets regular batters managed to add three-runs onto Matz’s offense. Curtis Granderson stayed red-hot going 2-5 with two more RBI.
— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) June 28, 2015
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