Before Sunday's game with the Milwaukee Brewers, the Mets made a pair of roster moves that affect their bullpen. Logan Verrett, who struggled in his spot start on Saturday, was optioned to Las Vegas, and Erik Goeddel was promoted to the major league club.
Verrett was the team's swing man for the first two months of the season, making four starts and appearing in fifteen games as a reliever. After a spectacular April, he cooled off in May and June, and his last two starts were both messy affairs, as he gave up seven and five runs, respectively, while failing to reach the fifth inning in either start.
Goeddel was promoted to give a little relief to the arms in the Mets’ bullpen. Goeddel hasn’t had his best year so far, as he had a 5.70 ERA and allowed more hits than he had innings pitched in Las Vegas. He struck out 26 in 23.2 innings, walking 13 in that span as well.
Goeddel pitched the seventh inning in yesterday’s loss to the Brewers. He struck out one in a 1-2-3 inning.