Ahead of today’s game against the Red Sox, the Mets have recalled Tyler Bashlor to join their bullpen. The move comes after the team optioned Corey Oswalt to the alternate site after last night’s loss to the Braves.
Bashlor appeared in 24 games for the Mets last year and was generally ineffective when he pitched. In 22.0 innings, he posted a 6.95 ERA, a 7.26 FIP, a 1.73 WHIP, and a -0.4 bWAR. He has struggled badly with the home run so far in his brief two-year career. The 27-year-old right-hander posted a 2.5 HR/9 after finishing 2018 with a 1.7 HR/9. He also saw his BB/9 jump from 3.4 in 2018 to 7.0 in 2019.
Oswalt, who was a candidate to start on Tuesday for the Mets, appeared in last night’s loss in relief of Rick Porcello, who only lasted two-plus innings. Oswalt ate four innings for New York and was charged with five earned runs on seven hits with one walk and three strikeouts. He also served up three home runs.
Luis Rojas has yet to commit to a starter for Tuesday’s game against Boston. The team is currently carrying one of the candidates, David Peterson, on their taxi squad for this series, along with reliever Daniel Zamora..