One day after tossing one-and-a-third scoreless innings in relief, the New York Mets placed Jacob Rhame on the injured list with right elbow discomfort. To take his place on the roster, the club recalled left-hander Donnie Hart, who they claimed off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.
Rhame entered yesterday’s contest in the fifth inning with the bases loaded and the team trailing by two runs after Luis Avilan forced in a run by hitting Kevin Newman. Rhame was able to escape the jam by getting Jacob Stallings to ground out to short. He stayed in to pitch a scoreless sixth while working around a two-out walk.
Hart has not pitched in the majors since May 1, when he tossed three scoreless innings in relief for Milwaukee. In four appearances for the Brewers, Hart did not allow an earned run while allowing four hits, walking four, and striking out three in 6.2 innings. Prior to the 2019 season, the 28-year-old pitched to a 3.43 ERA, a 4.40 FIP, and a 1.50 WHIP with a 6.0 K/9 and a 3.4 BB/9 in three seasons with the Baltimore Orioles.
Prior to today’s game, the Mets also confirmed that Walker Lockett will pitch the second game of tomorrow afternoon’s doubleheader against the Miami Marlins. In three starts for the Mets this season, Lockett has a 7.82 ERA and a 4.80 FIP in 12.2 innings. Jacob deGrom has been tapped to start the first game.