Don’t let his 6.6 points per game fool you, the rookie put up 10 points per game once he started to get regular rotation minutes. As a 46 percent three point shooter, he also gives the Heat a three-point threat.
NEW YORK — On the surface, Steven Matz's effort onis anything but memorable. In fact, a pitching line that includes 5.1 IP, 3 ER, 3 HR, 3 BB, 6 K is normally forgettable—especially when it ends in a no-decision on the ledger.But when a young pitcher is , nothing is routine—at least until the pain management and tolerance can get somewhat controlled by the team's medical staff. So for Matz, Thursday was more positive than the numbers would indicate in a.Here are three reasons why.1. He felt good. "It felt good, was able to go out there and pitch with no issues," Matz said. "I felt great, we won the ball game, I was able to keep this game close enough where we could take the lead so I'm happy with today."2. The secondary pitches were there.Before the game, Mets manager Terry Collins revealed that Matz—likely due to the discomfort when throwing anything other than his fastball—had been shying away from throwing some of his secondary offerings like a change-up, curve and slider. On Thursday night, Matz went back to using his full arsenal."He felt real good today," Collins said. "We gave him some anti-inflammatories before the game started. He knows that he can pitch through this. I went over and asked him how he felt when he came out and he said 'OK.' I think you saw tonight that he used his change-up a lot more than he has. Before the game, I don't know if you saw, but there were numbers that he got away from that. Tonight he showed that he had to use them."
Steven Matz had 14 swinging strikes in his 104 pitches tonight. He had two swinging strikes in 78 pitches in his last start vs. the Braves.— D.J. Short (@djshort)
Don't let the simplicity of iLegendary's click-to-shoot game fool you. You'll need to figure out the rules of each of its 21 levels, where sometimes it's about what you shoot, how you shoot and when you shoot.
Just like Oklahoma City did the second game of their series with San Antonio I expect Atlanta to have a nice bounce back game on the offensive side. For shooting so poorly they actually played Cleveland pretty evenly for most of the night beating them on the boards, points in the paint, getting up more attempts, and only allowed nine points off of 12 turnovers. However, they allowed the Cavaliers to move the ball too much with 27 assists which was the catalyst in Cleveland's overall strong shooting percentage night. Don't let that first game fool you these two teams matchup really well and I will not be surprised if Atlanta gets the win tonight so I will grab the points.