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Mets scratch Steven Matz from Friday start

Mets scratch Steven Matz from Friday start

The New York Mets say left-hander Steven Matz will miss his scheduled start Friday because of shoulder soreness. 

Matz (9-8, 3.40 ERA) hasn't pitched since Aug. 14 because of tightness in his left shoulder. He was penciled in to return on Sept. 1 but scratched after feeling discomfort when playing catch a day after throwing off the mound. 

General Manager Sandy Alderson says the rookie's shoulder felt sore again after he threw a bullpen session Wednesday. 

The team had tweeted a ticket advertisement featuring a returning Matz on Thursday, but it was quickly deleted. Right-hander Gabriel Ynoa, in line to...

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