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Steven Matz psyched to be able to commute to World Series


Friday, October 30, 2015, 4:54 PM

Like any baseball-loving kid, Steven Matz dreamed of the World Series growing up. Now he’ll get to pitch in a Fall Classic game for the team he grew up rooting for while commuting from his parents’ Long Island home.

And like any Long Islander, he’s got a handle on the traffic situation.

“I will be staying home,” Matz said in a pre-game press conference before Friday’s Game 3. “I did that pretty much ever since I came back from getting hurt. I just commute.

“We’re on off hours, so there’s not much traffic. It’s not too terrible. It’s been pretty awesome to be able to do that.”

Matz will start Saturday’s Game 4 at Citi Field against former Met Chris Young. He is 0-1 with a 3.72 ERA in two postseason starts.

Matz, a 24-year-old lefty, was born in Stony Brook, where his parents still live, and went to high school at Ward Melville High in East Setauket.

As a kid, Matz was thrilled by Met October highlights such as Endy Chavez’s remarkable catch in Game 7 of the 2006 NL Championship Series. He watched the 2000 Subway Series and counted both Johan Santana and Mike Piazza as favorite players.

Has Matz had a lot of ticket requests to deal with? “For the most part, my dad handles all that,” Matz said. “It’s the World Series, so tickets are pretty tight here. But there’s definitely going to be a huge amount of family members attending.”


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