STONY BROOK - Children at Stony Brook Children's Hospital got to meet a Major League pitcher today.

Mets pitcher Steven Matz stopped by the hospital's cancer unit and ICU.

The rookie pitcher was born in Stony Brook, and says visiting kids so close to home is always special.

"The impact it has for them, it has that much of an impact for me as well," he said.

Matz autographed items for the kids and handed out T-shirts.