New York Mets top prospect Steven Matz had his Major League debut today. Matz is one of the many great young pitchers that the Mets have in their system and in the Major Leagues as of right now. The Mets were taking on the Cincinnati Reds in Matz’s debut. A game in which Matz pitched pretty well, going 7/2 innings surrendering 5 hits and 2 runs while picking up the win. That wasn’t the historic or best part of Matz’s day though.
Matz had four runs batted in – and yes again we must clarify it to you, he was the pitcher. Matz is the first pitcher in Major League history to have four runs batted in while making his Major League debut. Matz is also the first Mets pitcher since Dwight Gooden in 1990 to record 4 runs batted in during a game.
Prior to this season, Matz never had recorded a professional hit. In Triple-A this year, Matz batted .325 with great pitching of course that included a earned run average of 2.19.
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