At this point they gotta bench Canha, put McNeil in LF and bring up Ronny Mauricio for 2nd base already.
I’m on record stating that the Mets made a big mistake not bringing back Seth Lugo and putting Colin Holderman in that Vogelbach trade. Granted the offense has been anemic so far this year, but then too I was always wary of relying on two 40-something starters to lead our rotation. Bottom line, we’re just bad right now, Mark Canha needs to go, Carlos Carrasco doesn’t seem to be in any rush to come back and who knows what’s going on really with Matt Scherzer and Starling Marte. Yeah ummm, 17-18 and 7 games out of 1st place and can’t even beat teams we’re supposed to be better than? Time to call up the kids.
Kind of surprised by Harvey retiring as he’s proven that he can still pitch. I just thought his starter days were over and thus he might try to convert to being a closer. Either way Harvey will be remembered for a few things: him, DeGrom, Wheeler and Syndergaard serving as the nucleus of a new era of Mets starting pitching in the mid-2010’s, his starting the All-star game at Citi Filed back in 2013, his superhero status that was flexed when he graced the cover of Sports Illustrated as “The Dark Night of Gotham”, him talking Terry Collins into pitching the 9th inning of the 5th game of the 2015 World Series (I said it at the time that Collins should’ve refused) and of course, all the injuries and off-the-field drama that pretty cost him his career. Sad that it had to end this way, but hopefully he can find peace with his career choices and move on to live a fruitful and prosperous life.
Let’s just keep it real: the Braves not only own us right now, but they’re just better too.
The Mets had hoped David Peterson would be a valuable fill-in for the rotation, but after another rough outing in Friday’s loss to Atlanta, the lefty was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse, the team announced Saturday. Peterson has struggled in most of his six starts this season, with a 7.34 ERA.
He pitched well for four innings in Friday’s loss to the Braves before allowing four runs in the fifth. Peterson, who has spent his entire career with the Mets after drafting the pitcher in 2017, won just one of his first six starts in 2023.
So easy to say that with an opportunity to pitch regularly in the starting rotation, Peterson should have tried harder. But that’s not how it works.