Prior to tonight’s game against the Marlins, the Mets placed David Peterson on the injured list with what they are classifying as “shoulder fatigue”. Peterson had experienced the fatigue following his most recent start, but the team previously said he should be good to go tonight. In his place, the team has recalled Corey Oswalt to make the start.
Peterson has been one of the biggest bright spots for the club in 2020, earning wins in three of his first four career starts while posting a 3.32 ERA, a 3.99 FIP, and a 1.15 WHIP in 21.2 innings. He’s struck out 17 against eight walks and has allowed two home runs in his four stars, and he has established himself as the team’s second most reliable starter behind Jacob deGrom. He only went five innings and threw just 74 pitches in his last outing, and revealed afterwards that he was feeling a bit of shoulder fatigue.
Oswalt hasn’t started for New York since the 2018 season, when he made 12 starts and 17 total appearances and posted a 5.85 ERA, a 5.70 FIP, and a 1.38 WHIP in 64.2 innings. Over the past two seasons, he has only thrown 10.2 innings at the major league level and has allowed a grand total of 14 earned runs on 16 hits with seven walks and eight strikeouts.
The team made another move prior to tonight’s contest, recalling Drew Smith while optioning Franklyn Kilome to the alternate site. Smith has made seven relief outings in his first season since recovering from Tommy John Surgery. He’s allowed two earned runs and given up five hits with six strikeouts in six innings. Kilome ate up the last three innings of last night’s blowout win and earned his first career save. In his two career major league appearances, he has allowed four earned runs on six hits with five walks and nine strikeouts in seven innings.