David Peterson is a Mets hidden treasure

By Angelina Heather Rizzo

New York Mets rookie pitcher David Peterson is shining in his debut season so far. Here’s a few reasons to be optimistic given his performance in a few stellar outings.

Peterson, who is 24 years old, is sporting a 2.91 ERA, is 3-1 on the season, has a 1.15 WHIP, and has 17 strikeouts in a mere 4 games pitched.

Peterson is exactly the type of pitcher you want on the mound these days. His quality starts have Mets fans excited for his future.

The Mets are in need of their pitching to step up, especially with Noah Syndergaard out. Jacob DeGrom remains the ace of the team, but who knows, maybe one day Peterson will develop into something very special. So far, he’s promising.

In the grand scheme of things, Peterson is a promising young hurler. Rookies are always fun to watch, and who knows, you could be looking at a potential second ace in him one day.

Wednesday’s lineup vs Nationals

With the New York Mets losing Michael Wacha to IL as well as Marcus Stroman opting out due to COVID, Robert Gsellman will take the mound for the first time since 2017.

Gsellman has 29 starts in 154 appearances and owns a 4.60 ERA while starting. His career ERA is slightly lower, sitting at 4.43 while striking out 256 batters in 309 innings pitched.

Nimmo CF
J.D. Davis 3B
McNeil LF
Conforto RF
Alonso 1B
D. Smith DH
Giménez SS
Ramos C
Guillorme 2B

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 P.M. EST at Citi Field and the game will be televised on SNY.

Friday’s lineup vs Marlins

The 5-8 New York Mets will be hosts to the 6-1 Miami Marlins tonight as the Mets plan to send Michael Wacha to the hill. The Mets are coming off of a short two-game series in which they were swept by the Nationals.

Wacha is 1-1 in two games pitched and owns an ERA of 6.00 in only nine innings pitched, however has averaged a strikeout per inning. The Iowa native has an ERA of 3.93 and a 60-40 record in 876.2 career innings.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 P.M. EST at Citi Field and will be televised on SNY.

Also read: Mets trade for right hander

Monday Night’s lineup vs Red Sox

With the New York Mets suffering two tough blows to the rotation by losing Noah Syndergaard for the season as well as Marcus Stroman making his way to the IL, Michael Wacha will go from the long man in the pen to the fourth starter in line.

In 2019, Wacha played in 29 games and owned a 4.76 ERA as well as a 1.56 WHIP in 126.2 innings pitched. He finished the season with a mediocre 6-7 win/loss record. Nicknamed “Wachamole”, the Mets need for Wacha to bring consistency to the starting rotation without being slapped around like a children’s game at the state fair.

The Red Sox plan to put left hander Josh Osich on the bump, his first Major League start as Osich is normally a relief pitcher. The left hander has appeared in one game so far this season and pitched a scoreless inning while striking out a batter.

Tonight’s game will be held at Fenway park in Boston and is slated for first pitch at 7:35 PM Eastern Standard Time. The game will be televised on SNY as well as nationally broadcasted on ESPN.

SS Amed Rosario
1B Pete Alonso
3B Jeff McNeil
LF J.D. Davis
RF Michael Conforto
C Wilson Ramos
2B Robinson Cano
DH Dominic Smith
CF Brandon Nimmo

In addition, the Mets have also called up Tyler Bashlor and have added Daniel Zamora and David Peterson to the taxi-squad. Peterson could potentially step in as tomorrow’s starting pitcher as well as Erasmo Ramirez.

Luis Rojas on Mets rotation

“Right now we are thinking of a five-man rotation, we have five solid starters and that’s what we’re going to focus on stretching out in this camp.” said the newly anointed manager of the Mets.

  1. Jacob deGrom
  2. Marcus Stroman
  3. Steven Matz
  4. Rick Porcello
  5. Michael Wacha

While the Mets still could use Robert Gsellman or Seth Lugo to get creative, that’s not “Plan A”.

Peek at Mets potential rotation

Anthony DiComo of Mets.com is reporting that the Mets plan to use the traditional five-man rotation going into the 2020 season. The rotation looks like it will consist of:

  1. Jacob deGrom
  2. Marcus Stroman
  3. Steven Matz
  4. Rick Porcello
  5. Michael Wacha

While the Mets still could use Robert Gsellman or Seth Lugo to get creative, that’s not “Plan A”

Source: Anthony DiComo

Michael Wacha to sign with New York Mets

The New York Mets and and former St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha are working on a deal that would bring the right-hander to Flushing, Queens. Wacha would fill the fifth slot in the rotation, however has had issues staying healthy in the past.

The deal is worth $3M for one year, however Wacha can earn up to $10M with incentives. The right-hander finished 2019 going 6-7 with a 4.76 ERA in 126.2 innings pitched while striking out 104 batters in 29 games pitched, 24 of which were starts.

This is a decent acquisition by BVW and the Mets, considering Wacha will only be 29 years of age going into the 2020 season.

Also read: Brodie Van Wagenen on Zack Wheeler

Alonso is unstoppable

So far, Pete Alonso has gone 2-4 with a home run and three RBI’s. The home run will count as his 23rd and came off of Cardinals veteran Michael Wacha and now has 53 RBI’s on the season.

The home run was said to have traveled 458 feet via Statcast.

The rookie first baseman is currently batting .263 and is absolutely exceeding his expectations and will likely break multiple franchise rookie records.

Saturday Night Lineup: Cardinals vs Mets

  1. McNeil 2B
  2. J.D. Davis LF
  3. Conforto RF
  4. Alonso 1B
  5. Frazier 3B
  6. Ramos C
  7. Rosario SS
  8. Gomez CF
  9. Syndergaard RHP

The St. Louis Cardinals will send Michael Wacha to the bump on Saturday Night. Wacha owns a 4-2 and a not so sexy 5.63 ERA, 1.71 WHIP and 52 strikeouts in 56.0 innings pitched. During a point in the season, Wacha lost his starting gig, however he was able to reclaim his familiar role with the Red Birds.

Noah Syndergaard will take the hill for the Mets and will try and stop the recent bleeding for the Orange & Blue. Syndergaard is 4-4 with a 4.45 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, as well as 88 strikeouts in 14 starts and 89.0 innings pitched.

Keith Hernandez brought up an excellent point last night, saying that a lot of pitchers in today’s game are not utilizing their full arsenal and instead heavily relying on the fastball more than ever. I think Noah’s throwing too many flat fastballs and needs to mix in some curveballs, but hey, that’s just my opinion.

Saturday Night Pitching Matchup: Cardinals vs Mets

The St. Louis Cardinals will send Michael Wacha to the bump on Saturday Night. Wacha owns a 4-2 and a not so sexy 5.63 ERA, 1.71 WHIP and 52 strikeouts in 56.0 innings pitched. During a point in the season, Wacha lost his starting gig, however he was able to reclaim his familiar role with the Red Birds.

Noah Syndergaard will take the hill for the Mets and will try and stop the recent bleeding for the Orange & Blue. Syndergaard is 4-4 with a 4.45 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, as well as 88 strikeouts in 14 starts and 89.0 innings pitched.

Keith Hernandez brought up an excellent point last night, saying that a lot of pitchers in today’s game are not utilizing their full arsenal and instead heavily relying on the fastball more than ever. I think Noah’s throwing too many flat fastballs and needs to mix in some curveballs, but hey, that’s just my opinion.