New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz leaves game with blister
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.
The Mets entered Sunday with a five-game lead over the Washington Nationals for first place in the NL East.
- Rohan Nadkarni