ST. LOUIS – Paging Callaway. Paging Eiland
Mickey Callaway and pitching coach Dave Eiland need not only be advanced pitching mechanics for the Mets, they must also be baseball psychiatrists.
Callaway has admitted this after the terrible Mets 9: 1 defeat against the Cardinals Wednesday night at Busch Stadium
In order to track down stinging problems, they also have to invade the head of the Left and Steven Matz figuring out why he falls off the rails
So that was the game in that game, as Matz's wild throw at the opposing pitcher Michael Wacha in the third inning spun the south paw.
When the dust had settled, Matz was out of the game after 3 ¹ / ₃ innings, his ERA had risen to 4.98, he tied his career high and allowed seven runs and in three of his five starts Matz is four innings or gone less.
It all comes one night after Matt Harvey looks shaky. Harvey, the starter formerly known as the Dark Knight, is so muffled that he told reporters Wednesday evening, "No chance, zero chance he would talk about his situation."
Asked why he Not talking, Harvey said, "I do not want to."
Callaway has told Harvey that he and Eiland will continue to work with him to fix his problems, they will not leave him, but you have to wonder what happened Harvey will be.
The same goes for Matz, he has to learn how to walk things on the mound and not pay attention to mistakes that crush him.
"A small throw to the first unraveled things and he could Just do not get it back, "said Callaway of Matz." It's a mentality to let go of what's just happened and to continue knowing that you're in a good spot in the game because you've done two really good innings just because of you first a ball w Eggy, that does not mean it's going badly. If you let it, it's good. We have tons of ways to help him. It will take a while.
As the song says: Let it go
"I think we need to sit down and figure out how to help him in this regard," Callaway said 1
This hand is folded, too At this point, the Mets will take a pair of aces in Syndergaard and deGrom and whoever can emerge from the group, no job is really safe after the top two.
Matz can not slow down when things get out of control on the hill and before you know it, he and the Mets are in a deep hole.
Sure, the Mets had 10 comeback wins, but their run difference is only plus-nine They make the most of each Run to be 15-7.
Callaway and Eiland work with heads as well as with arms.
"Absolutely, we all know they have the stuff," Callaway said. "The thing that separates Scherzer from everyone else is his mentality, not his stuff, he has great stuff, but all these guys too, it's the mentality that makes you a consistent pitcher."
"I'm busy not with expectations. I deal with what I see.
Matz is confused and frustrated.
"The game has made me out there faster," Matz said. "Sometimes it's very fast away from me."
That's it Root of the problem: Matz allowed the game to get away from him because the throw on Wacha's fire came away from him.
Now that Callaway and Eiland have seen that, they'll have to find a way to fix Matz's mental approach .
Matz must learn how to make it pass on the hill and in thought.