New York Mets fans got a kick out of facing former pitcher Steven Matz, who started for the Cardinals and melted down in the second inning.
Steven Matz’s time with the Mets came to an ugly end thanks to a dispute between Steve Cohen and the pitcher’s agent.
Matz’s penchant for melting down at inopportune moments made him a divisive figure in New York for fans.
So when the Mets battled the Cardinals on Wednesday, there was underlying history behind Matz’s start for St. Louis.
Mets fans trolled Steven Matz for his disastrous start
Matz cut a familiar figure when he came out in the second inning and lost his way. With two outs on the board, he gave up four runs and set off a chain of trolling tweets from Mets fans.
Matz convinced his manager to let him come back into the game after the second and he did calm things down. However, with his pitch count so high, he was taken out after four innings.
The pitcher finished with four runs allowed on six hits.
It wasn’t the worst performance in the world but it was enough of a sign for Mets fans to feel good about the decision-making around Matz.
While it was fun to see Matz meltdown, things took a turn for the worst for New York after he left the game. The Cardinals scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take an 8-4 lead, pretty effectively wiping out the advantage Matz gifted his former team.