August 1, 2018 / 5:25 PM / a year ago

Mets starter Matz to get tests on forearm

Jul 31, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz (32) pitches during the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

One day after exiting early in a historic rout, New York Mets starter Steven Matz is headed for tests on his left (throwing) forearm, the team said Wednesday.

Matz lasted just two-thirds of an inning, giving up seven runs on eight hits, as the Mets suffered a 25-4 loss to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday.

Mets manager Mickey Callaway said Wednesday the team was concerned about Matz and had sent him for further testing.

“He did mention after the game that he had a little tightness or discomfort in his forearm,” Callaway told reporters. “I think we will get him checked out and go from there.”

Callaway said Matz hadn’t complained about the forearm previously, but had been dealing with “dead arm.”

Matz is 5-9 on the season and has seen his ERA jump from 3.31 to 4.35 since July 12.

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