Signed as a free agent prior to the 2005 season left-handed reliever Mike Matthews made his Met debut on April 6; he pitched a 1/3 of an inning in the Mets 9-5 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Matthews pitched a scoreless inning of relief during his second appearance as a Met on April 14 to earn the victory. But during his next 4 appearances he gave up 6 earned runs in 3 2/3 innings. With his ERA at 10.80 the Mets released him on April 25.ending his Major League Career.
In 6 relief appearances for the Mets Mike Matthews posted a 1-0 record with a 10.80 ERA over 5 innings.
While with the Mets Matthews wore number 27.
Mike Matthews also played for the following teams:
St. Louis Cardinals – 2000-2002
Milwaukee Brewers – 2002
San Diego Padres – 2003
Cincinnati Reds – 2004