Short Season Wednesday: Steven Matz is Alive And Pitching

I’ll try to have short-season box score notes up around 10 on weekdays in the future, so we’re a little behind today.

 

SSA: Brooklyn Cyclones 7, @ Staten Island Yankees 2 

LF Stefan Sabol led the way offensively, going 2-for-5 with a double and two strikeouts. He’s an interesting mid-round pick from this year. Look for an interview with him around here in the next week.

CF Brandon Nimmo was 1-for-3 with a double, his first extra-base hit of the year, two walks, and an RBI. In three games, he’s walked five times and struck out once, which is nice.

First start of the year for Luis Cessa: 5 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K.

 


R: @ Princeton Rays 10, Kingsport Mets 7 

If the teams combine on 21 hits and nine errors, odds are, you’re looking at an Appalachian League box score.

The news here is Steven Matz, who pitched in an official game for the first time. The Mets’ top pick, in the second round in 2009 did this: 3.1 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 1 HR. He induced five ground balls and allowed four flyouts. The important thing is that his career is now taking place on the mound rather than under the surgeon’s knife or in the training room.