Even in an act-too-cool-to-care era, Steven Matz would be even easier to root for if he returned a little bit of Mets fans’ love.
Wednesday he was removed with two out in the eighth, allowing two hits and no runs. As he reached the dugout, those devotees who had sat through a cold, rainy game gave him a standing ovation.
Game-faced, he ignored them. Didn’t even touch the bill of his cap, give half a wave or make with a slight smile. Nothing to indicate mutual regard or a back-at-ya “Thank you.” Come on, kid.
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