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June 28, 2015: LI's Steven Matz makes MLB debut with Mets

Steven Matz, of Ward Melville, made his MLB debut for the Mets against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015. He went 7 2/3 innings and allowed just five hits, two runs and three walks while striking out six, but widened eyes with his 3-for-3, four-RBI performance at the plate.

Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz delivers a pitch
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Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz delivers a pitch against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning of a game at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz bats against the
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Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz bats against the Cincinnati Reds during the fifth inning of a game at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

The Mets' Steven Matz hits a two-run double
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The Mets' Steven Matz hits a two-run double during the second inning of a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz delivers a pitch
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Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz delivers a pitch against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning of a game at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

The family of Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz
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The family of Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz looks on from Citi Field during his MLB debut in a game between the Mets and the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, June 28, 2015. From left: his sister Jillian Matz, father Ron, mother Lori and brother Jonathan.

Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz delivers a pitch
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz delivers a pitch against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning of a game at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz hits a two-run
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Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz hits a two-run single against the Cincinnati Reds during the sixth inning of a game at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz runs on his
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Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz runs on his two-run single as Mets leftfielder John Mayberry Jr. runs home against the Cincinnati Reds during the sixth inning of a game at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz reacts as he
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Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz reacts as he walks off the field during the first inning of a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz looks on from
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Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz looks on from the dugout against the Cincinnati Reds during a game at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz hits a two-run
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Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz hits a two-run single against the Cincinnati Reds during the sixth inning of a game at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz delivers a pitch
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz delivers a pitch against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning of a game at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz looks on from
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz looks on from the dugout during the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds in a game at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

The Mets' Steven Matz, center, is greeted in
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The Mets' Steven Matz, center, is greeted in the dugout at the end of the sixth inning of a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz looks on from
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Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz looks on from the mound against the Cincinnati Reds during the sixth inning of a game at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz bats in the
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Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz bats in the sixth inning against the Cincinnati Reds during a game at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz walks to the
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Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz walks to the dugout against the Cincinnati Reds during a game at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Mets catcher Johnny Monell congratulates Mets starting pitcher
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Mets catcher Johnny Monell congratulates Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz before he comes out of the game against the Cincinnati Reds during the eighth inning at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz hands the ball
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Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz hands the ball to Mets manager Terry Collins during the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds in a game at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Steven Matz #32 of the Mets prepares in
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Steven Matz #32 of the Mets prepares in the dugout for his major league debut against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field on June 28, 2015.

Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz, left, reacts after
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Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz, left, reacts after giving a up a home run to the Cincinnati Reds' Brandon Phillips during the first inning of a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

The Mets' Steven Matz watches his two-run single
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The Mets' Steven Matz watches his two-run single during the sixth inning of a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field, Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz delivers a pitch
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Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz delivers a pitch against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning of a game at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

The Mets' Steven Matz reacts after hitting a
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The Mets' Steven Matz reacts after hitting a two-run single during the sixth inning of a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field, Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz is greeted in
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Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz is greeted in the dugout after he comes out of the game during the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz is greeted in
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Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz is greeted in the dugout after he comes out of the game during the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz is greeted in
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Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz is greeted in the dugout after he comes out of the game during the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom and Mets starting pitcher
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Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom and Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz talk in the dugout during the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz is interviewed after
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Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz is interviewed after the baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen congratulates Mets starting
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Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen congratulates Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz after the 7-2 win against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field on Sunday, June 28, 2015.

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