Matz, who is 6-4 with a 2.30 ERA, was charged with four runs in four innings, while striking out six batters during his last game.
The Mets have been keeping Matz on a very limited pitch count, “because they are trying to save his bullets for the big stage,” an organizational source told Puma in early June (June 2, 3:16 pm).
Matthew Cerrone: My initial thinking was, 'Oh, wow, they all want him in trade.' However, from what I can gather, they were mostly advance scouts from National League teams doing recon knowing he'll eventually be promoted to the big leagues. The real nugget here is that they all flocked at the same time, giving support to reports that Sandy Alderson is aggressively shopping Dillon Gee and Jon Niese. Clearly, these organizations are of the belief that a spot will soon open up in Alderson's rotation, by way of trading Gee and/or Niese, so this could be one of the last opportunities to scout Matz before he's promoted... Or, they all want him in trade.