New York Mets Amazin' News, 3/26/17: Steven Matz Scratched, Rafael Montero Sparkles
Mar 22, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz (32) delivers a pitch against the Miami Marlins during a spring training game at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

This morning brings news on the New York Mets front by way of Rafael Montero sparkling and Steven Matz‘s most recent scratch.

Will the man ever stay healthy? At this point, it’s hard to believe Steven Matz will ever pitch 30-plus games for the New York Mets.

The latest rough news on this topic came down Sunday morning when the team announced he’d be a scratch for his regularly scheduled start on Monday against the Washington Nationals in Grapefruit League action.

John Harper of the New York Daily News printed a quote that finally has the organization’s name filled with concern about the oft-injured lefty.


In New York’s 3-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, righty Rafael Montero sparkled. He tossed five scoreless innings while allowing just four hits and striking out one in the win.

Michael Conforto, batting out of the three-hole, finished 2-for-3 including a solo home run in the first inning. Manager Terry Collins spoke about his youngster in the postgame:

On Sunday, the Amazins will take on the Braves once again in Port St. Lucie.

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