Mets LHP Steven Matz isn't concerned about his first-inning struggles after he allowed three runs in the opening frame of Sunday's 7-1 loss to the Diamondbacks.
"It's just baseball. Sometimes it goes in waves, you go through streaks," said Matz, who gave up five runs and eight hits in six innings. "I'm just going to go out and continue to attack. Today, I didn't do that. I'm not going to panic about a first-inning issue. I'm going out there to execute pitches, that's what it comes down to. If I don't execute a pitch, I get hurt. That's what I did today: I got hurt early."
Matz surrendered two homers in the first inning, a leadoff homer to Ketel Marte and a two-run blast to Eduardo Escobar, putting the Mets in a 3-0 deficit before even recording an out.