New York Mets left-hander Steven Matz repeatedly rubbed his pitching elbow while in the dugout before taking the mound for the bottom of the fifth inning Friday. Then, his velocity dipped as he surrendered six runs and recorded only one out in the inning.
Still, Matz suggested the elbow tightness he has endured of late was not a factor in his meltdown.After "repeatedly" rubbing his elbow, Matz gets bombed for six runs. Just a coincidence?
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) June 25, 2016