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Citi Steven Matz ProTalk

Join New York Pitcher Steven Matz for the Citi Steven Matz ProTalk, hosted by Lauren Behnke.

Registration for the Citi Steven Matz ProTalk is exclusive to Citi cardmembers. You must be at least 21 years old to participate.

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Dates November 15th, 2016
Sessions Start Time End Time Ages Cost
Steven Matz ProTalk 07:00 PM 09:30 PM 21 + $149 
Location Hard Rock Cafe NYC, 1501 Broadway, New York, NY, United States, 10036
Ages Adults, Ages 21+

 *Dates, times, and location subject to change.

Citi Steven Matz ProTalk

  • Opportunity to meet and interact with Steven Matz
  • Access to light food and two complimentary drinks
  • Autographed baseball from Steven
  • Individual photo with Steven

Citi cardmembers have the exclusive opportunity to purchase registration to the Citi Steven Matz ProTalk, a conversation with New York Pitcher Steven Matz. This intimate experience is exclusive to Citi cardmembers and is otherwise closed to the public. Guests will enjoy light food and two complimentary beverages while Steven reflects on what it's like to play for his hometown team, his efforts in the community, and insights on the upcoming season. Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in an interactive question & answer period with Steven. Guests must be at least 21 years old.

Steven Matz

Steven Jakob Matz graduated from Ward Melville (NY) High School…As a senior, he went 6-1 with a 0.47 ERA in his first seven starts of the season…In 44.0 innings, he allowed 11 hits, 15 walks with 81 strikeouts…He tossed a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts and two walks in a complete game in the first round of the Class AA playoff that year...Became the 15th player and the 12th pitcher to appear with the Mets who played high school baseball on Long Island...Became the 999th player in Mets history...Was Santa at the Mets 2015 Holiday party for school children...Spent a week during the 2015-16 offseason in Honduras...Worked with the non-profit group Hearts 2 Honduras...Helped build a three-room learning center and also played baseball with the youngsters.


Became the first pitcher in Mets history to allow two runs or fewer in each of his first five major league starts...His 1.80 ERA after five games was the lowest for any pitcher in team history after five career outings with at least 30.0 total innings pitched...After six games, his 2.27 ERA trails Dillon Gee (2.09) and Tom Seaver (2.21) for the lowest mark in franchise history after six major league outings...Joined Jason Jacome as the only pitchers in Mets history to win four of their first five career games...Became the first Mets pitcher to begin his career 4-0 after five career games or starts... He became the third pitcher in team history to remain undefeated after his first six career starts...Joined Eric Hillman (1992) and Mike Scott (1979)....Is the third pitcher since 1901 to finish his first season 4-0 or better after making at least six starts...Also done by Kirk Reuter (8-0, 1993, Montreal) and Pat Combs (4-0, 1983, Philadelphia)...Recalled from Las Vegas (AAA) on June 27 and made his major league debut on June 28 at Citi Field...Earned the win in the Mets 7-2 victory against the Reds...Pitched 7.2 innings, allowing two runs, earned, on five hits, striking out six and walking three...Became the sixth pitcher in club history to throw at least 7.2 innings in his big league debut and the first since Brent Gaff also pitched 7.2 innings on July 7, 1982…Was the first Met to win such a start since Gary Gentry tossed 8.2 innings to beat Montreal on April 10, 1969…Was the first Met to throw 7.2 innings and allow five or fewer hits in his debut since Randy Tate allowed five hits in 8.0 innings in his first career game on April 14, 1975 at Philadelphia....Went 3-for-3 with four RBI in his major league debut, including a two-run double in his first at-bat…His four RBI set a franchise record for any player's major league debut…Was the only pitcher and the 26th player in the last century to collect at least four RBI in his big league debut… He was the sixth pitcher in Mets history to record four RBI in a game…Last done by Dwight Gooden on May 11, 1990…His three hits tied a Mets record for any player's major league debut and tied a club record for a pitcher in any game... Was the seventh pitcher in the last century and just the second in the last 70 years with at least three hits in his major league debut...Also became the 11th player and first pitcher in the last century to record at least three hits and four RBI in his major league debut...He is the second pitcher in franchise history to have three hits and four RBI in one game…Also done by Dwight Gooden against the Pirates on September 21, 1985 at Shea…The only other major league pitcher to have such a game since 2008 was Cliff Lee against Miami on September 16, 2013...Threw 54.9% of his pitches inside the strike zone...That mark would have ranked first among major league starters if Matz qualified... After a first-pitch strike, batters hit .185 (12-for- 65) against him with two walks and 26 strikeouts...With runners on base, batters hit .188 (12-for- 64) against him, including .156 (5-for-32) with runners in scoring position.... Was placed on the Disabled List on July 10, retroactive to July 6, with a partial tear of the lat muscle on his left side...Was reinstated from the DL on September 1...In four minor-league rehab starts, two each with St. Lucie and Binghamton, he went 1-0 with a 1.20 ERA (two earned runs/15.0 innings)....Ranked first in the Pacific Coast League with a 2.19 ERA and 94 strikeouts at the time of his promotion...His seven wins were tied for the most in the PCL, while his .213 opponent batting average was third-best. POSTSEASON Appeared in six regular season major league games prior to starting Game 4 of the World Series...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that is tied for the fewest career regular season games at the time a pitcher made his first major league World Series start...Marty Bystrom also had six regular season appearances before starting Game 5 of the 1980 World Series for the Phillies (also against Kansas City)...Matz' six regular season starts are the third-fewest before his first World Series starts behind Joe Black's two starts in 1952 for Brooklyn and Bystrom's five career starts in 1980...Became the first Mets pitcher born in New York to start a playoff game for the Mets...Received a no-decision in the Mets' win in Game 4 of the NLCS at Wrigley FIeld...Started the series-clinching game and pitched 4.2 innings (allowed one run and struck out four).


Named the Sterling Organizational Pitcher of the Year...He finished the minor league regular season with a 10-9 record and a 2.24 ERA (35 earned runs/140.2 innings) with 131 strikeouts in 24 games, all starts, over two levels...Hurled 7.1 no-hit innings on September 12 vs. Richmond in the EL clinching game...Finished with a no-decision, working 7.1 innings, allowing two hits, one run...He issued two walks and struck out 11 in a 2-1 victory...Started his season with St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League, going 4-4 with a 2.21 ERA (17 earned runs/69.1 innings) and earning a selection to the FSL mid-season All-Star team...Promoted to Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League, where he made 12 starts and compiled a 6-5 record with a 2.27 ERA (18 earned runs/71.1 innings)...Finished with the second-best ERA among all Mets minor leaguers and had the second-highest strikeout total.


Completed his first full injury-free season in the minors... Struck out 121 in 106.1 innings (10.24 strikeouts per nine innings) for Savannah (A) of the South Atlantic League…Allowed 86 hits in those 106.1 innings... Helped lead the Sand Gnats to the SAL Championship…Went 2-0 and did not allow a run in 12.2 innings during the postseason while racking up 17 strikeouts... Compiled an ERA under 2.00 in three months, 1.96 in four games in April, 1.54 in four contests in June and 1.59 in three games in July... Struck out a season-high 10 on June 14 vs. Greenville…Fanned nine on three other occasions... Turned in a 7.0-inning complete game shutout to turn back Greenville on July 6…Allowed three hits, with three walks and five strikeouts... Righthanded batters hit .214 (63-294) against him, while lefthanded batters hit .261 (23-68) against him.


Made his professional debut with six starts for Kingsport (R) of the Appalachian League.


Missed his second straight season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.


Did not pitch before undergoing Tommy John surgery on May 18, 2010.


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Dates TBD 2016
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Location Hard Rock Cafe NYC, 1501 Broadway, New York, NY, United States, 10036
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