I want to swear and scream and yell, but, frankly, the Mets' stupidity doesn't even really warrant the time it would take me to do so in an intelligent manner.
WHAT ON EARTH IS THIS TEAM THINKING???
Sorry. I had to.
The rookie phenom has done an outstanding job in his first two starts and blown up the already massive hype surrounding his rookie season. But, he was pitching hurt.
He complained of lat stiffness after his first start. But the Mets threw him out there for a second start. He pitched great, throwing 6 scoreless innings and 101 pitches.
When your top prospect complains of an injury, YOU DO NOT PLAY HIM.
And you DEFINITELY don't allow him to throw 101 pitches!
You do not figure it is just a factor of his adrenaline. You do not do anything. You SIT HIM DOWN, until there is absolutely no chance that he is injured.
I like manager Terry Collins. But this goes beyond foolishness.
This is something that only the Mets could pull off.
Matz will now go at least three weeks without throwing. Which, realistically, means he'll be out at least a month - and probably closer to two months.
Say it with me: