SAN DIEGO — One day after Steven Matz’s latest clunker raised questions about his health, manager Terry Collins said on Thursday that the lefthander’s struggles are more mental than physical. “We know he’s healthy at least,” Collins said. “Velocity says that. He’s just trying too hard. I think he’s fighting himself a little bit. He needs to just relax and make some pitches.”Matz allowed six runs on nine hits in just three innings in a 6-3 loss to the Padres.
Steven Matz missed the first two months of the season with an elbow problem. But when the Mets lefthander returned in June, he pitched as if he might be a savior. Through his first five starts, Matz posted a 2.12 ERA, giving off the appearance that he might provide a needed boost to a struggling starting rotation. But buried beneath those sparkling results were signs of a crash. His contact rate spiked. His strikeout rate dipped. His swings and misses lagged behind his career norm.
SAN DIEGO — Had the season gone according to plan for the Mets, Chris Flexen’s opportunity to impress might have been limited to a chance encounter with manager Terry Collins. On that day this spring, at a golf driving range in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Flexen briefly introduced himself, then smashed a couple of long drives that stuck in Collins’ mind months later.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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