The Mets traded relief pitcher Jacob Barnes to the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday in exchange for right-handed pitching prospect Troy Miller. The 31-year-old Barnes was designated for assignment on Monday after surrendering a go ahead grand slam to Fernando Tatis Jr.
Jun 19, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher David Peterson (23) reacts after hitting a double against the Washington Nationals during the fifth inning at Nationals Park.
The Mets and Nationals each took a game in today’s double dip. Game One The Mets, namely Francisco Lindor, remembered that not scoring runs is not indicative to winning baseball games, and decided to get on the board immediately.
The veteran lefty kept the Mets’ bats at bay. After dominating the day game, the Mets dropped the nightcap to the Nationals, 6-2. The Mets went with a bullpen game in the second game of the double header, and their two highly effective multi-inning pitchers, Robert Gsellman and Sean Reid-Foley, did not have their best stuff today.
New York Mets pitcher Joey Lucchesi has turned his season around with a 1.58 ERA in his last four starts. But according to a close family member, being the under dog is a role he has embraced throughout his whole life.
New York Mets manager Luis Rojas provided some positive news on the injury front on Friday. Outfielder Brandon Nimmo (ligament tear near left index finger) has been taking batting practice and could begin a rehab assignment next week.