Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/24/12
Following last night’s 8-2 loss to the Washington Nationals, reliever Pedro Beato was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo by the Mets, and reliever Manny Acosta was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo to replace him om the roster. For Beato, Monday’s meltdown was the second time in a week that Beato cost the Mets a game. Last Tuesday Beato uncorked a game-ending bases-loaded wild pitch in another 10th inning loss to the Nationals. In seven games with the Mets this season, Beato posted a 10.38 ERA, having allowed five earned runs in 4 1/3 innings. Meanwhile Acosta tossed two scoreless innings Monday night for Buffalo and since he was demoted there he has posted a 2.28 ERA in 17 appearances spanning 28 innings. The Mets still need to clear room for Matt Harvey’s activation today and there have been strong indications Lucas Duda will be that casualty. Before last night’s game, comments by Sandy Alderson led many to believe that Duda would be optioned including Gary Cohen and Ron Darling who menti...
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