The night after he took his first loss as a Met in gut-wrenching fashion, Chris Mazza has been optioned to Triple-A Syracuse in order to make room for some fresh arms in the Mets bullpen. Both Tyler Bashlor and Stephen Nogosek have been called up to replenish the depleted bullpen, which used all of its reserves in last night’s sixteen inning game besides Jacob Rhame, who was serving his one-game suspension for throwing at Rhys Hoskins back in April.
In all, Mazza tossed 8 2⁄3 innings over four appearances, giving up five runs on thirteen hits over that span. He walked two batters and struck out six. Luis Guillorme was also optioned to free up a roster spot for the extra relief pitcher. In the month of July, Guillorme appeared in five games and had four at-bats, collecting one hit. He has appeared in 17 games overall this season, posting a .182 batting average over 23 plate appearances.
In his debut stint with the Mets, Nogosek gave up four runs on seven hits over 4 2⁄3 innings of work. Over a slightly larger sample of 11 2⁄3 innings this season, Bashlor has pitched to 5.40 ERA and a 6.30 FIP.