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New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz left his start against the Marlins with a blister. 

By SI Wire
September 06, 2015

New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz left his Sunday start against the Marlins due to a blister on the middle finger of his throwing hand, according to multiple reports

Matz left his start after 5 1/3 innings. He allowed two runs, walked two and struck out six before leaving. 

Matz was making his third career start Sunday. It was his first time on a major-league mound since July 5, with Matz missing the last two months due to a strained lat muscle. He made four rehab starts before returning to the Mets. 

In his previous two starts, both wins, Matz struck out 14 batters in 13 2/3 innings. Including Sunday's performance, Matz has a 1.89 ERA for the season.

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The Mets entered Sunday with a five-game lead over the Washington Nationals for first place in the NL East. 

- Rohan Nadkarni


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