ATLANTA (AP) — The New York Mets have lost another starting pitcher to a finger injury.
Steven Matz exited Tuesday night’s game against the Braves after just three innings with discomfort in the middle finger of his left hand — on the same day Noah Syndergaard went on the disabled list with a finger injury.
Leading 4-0, Matz went out to the mound to warm up for the bottom of the fourth. But he suddenly stopped throwing and looked at his hand , prompting manager Mickey Callaway and a trainer to pop out of the dugout.
After being examined, Matz walked slowly off the field and was replaced by Paul Sewald.
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X-rays were negative, and there was no further indication of what the problem was or the status of Matz’s next scheduled start.
The left-hander allowed just one hit, walked two and struck out two against the Braves.
Before the game, New York placed Syndergaard on the 10-day disabled list with a strained ligament in his right index finger. In all, the injury-plagued Mets have 11 players on the DL.
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