|Matz pitching for the Binghamton Mets in 2014 (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)|
In 2010, Matz tore his ulnar collateral ligament while playing in instructional league for the Mets which resulted in Tommy John surgery. After a couple years of rehab Matz made his professional debut in 2012.
Matz has dominated hitters at every level since returning to the mound in 2012. He's posted a 24-20 record with a 2.28 record in three and a half years in the minor leagues.
So it's safe to say this has been a long time coming for the lefty from Long Island.
While Matz hasn't made a single pitch for the Mets yet he's already embraced himself to Mets fans...not because he's a kid from Long Island but because he's gone through so much and fought back to get to this point.