The New York Mets have called up Tim Peterson from Triple-A Las Vegas to help a struggling bullpen that is currently all hands on deck.
As the New York Mets have been unable to hold any kind of lead in recent games and the bullpen is exhausted. The organization has called up Tim Peterson from Triple-A Las Vegas to help stop the bleeding according to reports from Ken Davidoff of the New York Post.
The right-hander will be available for Wednesday nights game in Atlanta.
Peterson, a 20th-round pick in the 2012 draft, has put up a 3.58 ERA in 22 games totaling 27 1/3 innings for Triple-A Las Vegas. He has struck out 40 and walked eight.
The Mets bullpen has cost the team wins especially in their current series against the Atlanta Braves.
In Tuesday night’s 7-6 loss to Atlanta, the Mets blew a four-run lead to the Braves as Jacob Rhames was the reliever unable to close the door. Rhames gave up three runs in 1.1 innings pitched allowing the Braves to tie the game at six as the eight innings concluded.
The ninth inning was no better for New York as fellow reliever Gerson Bautista gave up a walk-off home run to the Braves Johan Camargo to give Atlanta a 7-6 win. It was the second time in three games the Mets bullpen failed to close out a win and gave up a game-ending walk-off home run.
Between the first game of the doubleheader on Monday and Tuesday night’s contest, the Braves have scored a combined 11 runs against the Mets bullpen.
“It’s unfortunate,” Mets manager Mickey Callaway said to Tori McElhaney of MLB.com. “Guys are out there pitching their hearts out and the results just haven’t come.”
The bullpen has been stretched to its limits over the past week or so as the Mets starting pitching has struggled to go beyond six innings.
The team is hoping Peterson can give them some good innings so that the bullpen can get back to where they were performing earlier in the season.