QUEENS (WBNG) – On Saturday, Chris Mazza, made his MLB debut for the Mets and shined in in the team’s loss to the Braves.
Mazza was tasked with giving the Mets long relief. Steven Matz left after just two innings because of an hour long rain delay. The first two batters singled and doubled but it wound up being the only damage the righty would allow all day.
Mazza’s final line stood as, 4 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K. Quite the impressive start to his long awaited major league career.
The 29 year-old was a 27th-round pick in the 2011 draft, jumping around from team to team. The Mets finally gave Mazza a shot after putting up a 3.59 ERA in twelve starts with Syracuse.
Mazza began the year with the Rumble Ponies and was the second Binghamton player to make the Mets this season.