Steven Matz
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New York Mets left-hander Steven Matz currently dealing with a slight blister-related issue on his left middle finger.

Not the best news for the New York Mets nor their lefty Steven Matz. Per Tim Britton of The Athletic, Matz is dealing with a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand.

Matz isn’t expected to miss any time because of it, but it was definitely a setback in his last start.

Matz last pitched on Sunday in a 2-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves. The defeat completed the sweep of the National League East division rival. Matz pitched 6.0 innings in the contest, allowing two hits, and one earned run. He additionally walked one batter and struck out six.

The veteran pitcher received the loss in the game. He’s now 8-8 on the year with an ERA of 4.06 and a WHIP of 1.298 through 26 games (128.2 innings pitched). He’s walked 38 batters and struck out 122 in the process.

Matz is slated to pitch next on Saturday, Aug. 31 in Philadelphia.

The Mets have now lost three straight games after winning five in a row before that. They’re 67-63, sitting in fourth place in the NL East division by 11.5 games. However, they’re making a name for themselves in the NL Wild Card race. At the moment, the Mets are 2.0 game back in the Wild Card, trailing the Phillies, Chicago Cubs, and Washington Nationals.

New York has a big series coming up starting on Tuesday. They’ll take on the Cubs in a three-game set to close out their current nine-game homestand.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.