Manager Terry Collins has stated before tonight’s game, that Steven Matz will have his next start skipped on Saturday due to left elbow soreness. Matz began feeling soreness with the elbow on Tuesday after his start on Monday night. While any injury revolving around the pitching elbow never sounds good, Collins had indicated that Matz was feeling much better today, and they will skip him as a precaution. Matz will visit a doctor in New York after the team returns from their current 11-game road trip, but once again the Mets believe it is nothing more than general soreness. Let’s hold our breath and hope they are right, as Matz has already had Tommy John surgery on that left elbow back in 2010.
Logan Verrett seems likely to get the start on Saturday against the Colorado Rockies, unless he is forced to pitch in relief in one of the next three games. If that is the case, the Mets will call-up a pitcher to make a spot start on Saturday.