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Mets recall Walker Lockett, option Jacob Rhame

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Lockett fills in for the injured Zack Wheeler.

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Ahead of their game in San Francisco this afternoon, the Mets have recalled right-handed pitcher Walker Lockett, who gets the start against the Giants in Zack Wheeler’s place, and optioned right-handed relief pitcher Jacob Rhame to Triple-A Syracuse.

Lockett, who was acquired over the winter in exchange for Kevin Plawecki, has made two starts for the Mets at the major league level so far this year, and they haven’t gone well. In 7.2 innings, he’s given up ten runs, all of which have been earned, with six strikeouts and three walks. That amounts to an 11.74 ERA and 6.22 FIP. In 39.0 innings with Syracuse this year, he has a 3.92 ERA.

Rhame served his one-game suspension for throwing behind Rhys Hoskins earlier in the season during the Mets’ 16-inning loss to the Giants on Thursday night. In his five major league innings this year, he has a 5.40 ERA and 8.62 FIP.