Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images Betances had been on the injured list for a while. The Mets have activated right-handed relief pitcher Dellin Betances from the injured list and optioned fellow right-handed pitcher Corey Oswalt to their alternate site in Brooklyn.
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Lugo outduels Blake Snell as Mets strive to keep faint playoff hopes alive. After necessity granted Seth Lugo his longstanding wish to return to the starting rotation, the experiment got off to a promising start as the ace reliever was stretched out.
The New York Mets get a good starting pitching effort for the fourth consecutive night. This one against the Tampa Bay Rays came from Seth Lugo, who desperately needed one after his rough outing against the Phillies.
Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images The Mets legend and author of ‘The Captain’ joins Chris and Brian to talk about his time as a Met. Welcome to Amazin’ Avenue in Conversation, a new podcast from Amazin’ Avenue where we invite interesting people on the show to talk about themselves, the Mets, and more.
Coming into 2020, the question around the pitching was wondering if Rick Porcello, Marcus Stroman and Michael Wacha could combine to give the Mets roughly 200 innings of league average pitching, to replace what the Mets got last year from starters no longer on the team.
Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images deGrom was brilliant. The Mets’ lineup was not. If anyone ever asks you about the quintessential Jacob deGrom start, last night’s at Citi Field might be the best answer you can give.
They say never argue with an idiot, because they’ll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience. The Rays should never be considered idiots, as they’re one of the smartest organizations in baseball.
The New York Mets and Tampa Bay Rays displayed why each team sits in their respective positions in their respective divisions. Tampa Bay used their opener method and heads up baseball to win while the Mets failed to make the most of Jacob deGrom‘s stellar start.
Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images deGrom tied his career high in strikeouts. Jacob deGrom was electric, striking out fourteen as he gave up just two runs in seven innings of work, but the Mets scored just one run and lost.