It’s really tough to classify this as an injury just yet, however Steven Matz has been dealing with a blister on his middle finger.
Matz commented on the ailment and said “It’s been pretty much coming for the whole second half, it just flares up, mainly off the slider. It’s something I have to manage… it’s fine when I’m out there, I just have to manage it in between starts”
The Long Island native Steven Matz threw a quality pitching performance on the mound this afternoon, he limited his mistakes however Josh Donaldson proved to be the difference maker in today’s contest.
This may be the reason why Mickey Callaway lifted Matz after six innings pitched, although the lefty did have over 100 pitches on his count.