The Mets have recalled right-handed pitcher Drew Gagnon and optioned fellow right-handed pitcher Chris Mazza to Triple-A Syracuse. That gives the Mets a new member of the bullpen as the team begins its three-game series in Atlanta.
Gagnon is coming off an excellent outing last week that earned him the International League’s player of the week award. He went eight innings, didn’t allow any runs, struck out five, and didn’t walk anyone, giving up just one hit in the process—after throwing seven perfect innings. He also had a 13-strikeout start two starts before that. In total, he has a 2.15 ERA in 71.0 innings at the Triple-A level this year, though he has struggled much more in the majors, with a 7.65 ERA in 20.0 innings.
Mazza has been back and forth between the big leagues and Triple-A, too, but he has pitched just 8.2 innings with the Mets and has a 5.19 ERA in them.