Steven Matz turned magician with a no-look, behind-the-back catch to turn a double play
The dinger was impressive and the start was solid, but Matz might have actually pulled off his best trick on defense in his last play of the night.
Quinn smashed it right back toward Matz, whose follow-through had left the mound space behind him exposed. That's a problem, right? Well, not if you have Matz's cat-like reflexes:
Matz stuck his glove out, caught the ball without looking, and recovered in time to throw to first baseman
You had it all the way, right Steven?
Matz told MLB.com's Joe Bloss that the Mets have been working on comebackers, and that his reaction was pure instinct. "It's just one of those things you react to," he said of the double play. "There was not much thinking going on."
Just call him "Matz the Magnificent" on the offseason magic circuit.