Justin Verlander was “all good” on Sunday in taking his next step toward his Mets debut. That assessment came from manager Buck Showalter after the team’s co-ace threw 43 pitches over three innings in a live batting-practice session in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
“He went out there and got after a couple of pitches toward the end — he felt good,” Showalter said before the Mets faced the Giants at Oracle Park.
Verlander’s next step will be to pitch in a minor league rehab game on Friday.
Funny how Alvarez is more noted for his defense these days than his offense.
Max Scherzer’s ejection from Wednesday’s game could have residual effects, but in the moment the Mets survived. Brandon Nimmo’s 5-for-5 performance that included a homer, and six innings of solid work from the bullpen carried the Mets to a 5-3 victory over the Dodgers.
The Mets, in winning for the sixth time in seven games, won the series. Scherzer was ejected by umpiring crew chief Phil Cuzzi before the bottom of the fourth inning after he was examined a second time for illegal substances.
The Mets’ starting rotation has a new casualty. Carlos Carrasco, who has struggled early in the season, was placed on the injured list Tuesday with right elbow inflammation, the team announced.
Carrasco pitched Saturday in Oakland after indicating a day earlier that he was feeling good physically. Carrasco joined Justin Verlander and Jose Quintana among Mets’ starting pitchers on the IL.
3/5ths of our starting rotation are now on the injured list and we haven’t even gotten to May yet.
Yeah, Edgardo Escobar has been really, really bad to start off 2023. But I thought with the Mets paying him $10M this year, Baty’s subpar defense at 3rd base and the team still doing pretty well outside of the Brewers sweep, that they would give Escobar until May (or around 100 at-bats) to start turning things around before calling Baty up. But Mets fans have been killing Escobar online lately and literally begging Billy Eppier to make the move and Escobar has literally done nothing to warrant him keeping his starting job. Go figure.
On the bad side we’re only 7-6, but on the plus side we’ve taken 3 out of 4 series so far this year.
We haven’t played well in Milwaukee for awhile, but it’s only 7 games so far, as long as long we stay away from any more major injuries we’ll be alright.