Mets pitcher Matz leaves start against Braves with hand injury
New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz left his start against the Atlanta Braves after three innings with discomfort in the middle finger of his pitching hand.
New York’s athletic trainer and manager Mickey Callaway went to the mound while Matz was throwing his warm-up pitches before the fourth inning on Tuesday.
The trainer examined Matz's left hand and he was then removed from the game.
Matz allowed no runs and one hit in his three innings of work. He has registered a 2-3 record and a 3.55 ERA so far this season.
Steven Matz left today’s game with discomfort in the middle finger of his left hand. X-rays were negative. #Mets— New York Mets (@Mets) May 30, 2018
The Mets have dealt with injuries throughout the season. They placed ace Noah Syndergaard on the disabled list on Tuesday with a strained ligament in his finger.
Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, third baseman Todd Frazier and infielder Wilmer Flores are all also currently on the DL.
The Mets opened 2017-18 with 11 wins in their first 12 games but have struggled since. They entered their game against the Braves with a 26-25 record.