After a rough first inning, Mets LHP Steven Matz bounced back to produce a quality start against the Marlins on Wednesday.
Matz began his outing with a walk to Magneuris Sierra and a single to Miguel Rojas. After striking out Starlin Castro and getting a flyout, Matz issued another walk to load the bases. That was when Derek Dietrich hit a single up the middle to score two. He ended the inning with 33 pitches.
However, the lefty hurler didn't let that get to him. In the second inning, he struck out the first two batters while getting Sierra to ground out. The third inning saw more of the same as he went 1-2-3 with a double-play ball ending the inning.
After another solid inning in the fourth, Matz came out in the fifth, but only faced one batter before manager Mickey Callaway ended his day.
In a 77-pitch performance, Matz allowed two earned runs on three hits, while walking three and striking out five over 4.1 innings.
The 26-year-old seems to be settling in after two rough starts to begin his spring. After owning a 54.00 ERA following those starts, he has gotten it down to 10.80.