MIAMI — Taijuan Walker’s stuff was adequate in his final begin that the right-hander quelled among the concern that he has hit a wall.
However, the Mets will want higher outcomes from Walker on Tuesday than the 5 earned runs he surrendered over 5 innings final Thursday in a loss to the Braves at Citi Discipline.
Total, Walker has pitched to a 15.43 ERA in his three begins within the second half since representing the Mets within the All-Star recreation.
“I used to be happy in his final begin, simply how his stuff was in comparison with the opposite two,” supervisor Luis Rojas mentioned Monday earlier than the Mets’ 6-3 loss to the Marlins. “The opposite two gave me a priority simply because his fastball wasn’t carrying as a lot because it was within the first half.”
Walker has pitched 99 ¹/₃ innings this season. In his earlier three seasons mixed, he threw 67 ¹/₃ innings as he handled accidents and the pandemic-shortened 2020. However Rojas mentioned he wasn’t involved about fatigue with Walker.
Will the Mets presumably contemplate a six-man rotation to maintain pitchers recent heading to summer time’s canine days?
“We’ve talked about that internally, however not not too long ago,” Rojas mentioned. “I believe proper now the necessity within the bullpen is essential simply because we have now used our bullpen lots within the final week. … It’s essential we have now safety within the bullpen and that is among the causes we haven’t had the talks [about a six-man].”
Brandon Nimmo was scratched from the lineup after initially getting written in to bat leadoff and play heart subject. Kevin Pillar moved from proper subject to heart and Brandon Drury was added to the lineup in roght. Nimmo, who has handled a left hamstring concern in latest days, grounded out as a pinch-hitter within the seventh. Rojas mentioned the group’s efficiency workers had second ideas about Nimmo taking part in heart subject and that led to the late lineup change.
Miguel Castro was positioned on the IL as a result of well being and security protocols and recalled outfielder Albert Almora Jr. from Triple-A Syracuse. Castro has been remoted because the group awaits the outcomes of a COVID-19 check.
The Mets claimed right-handed pitcher Jake Reed off waivers from Tampa Bay and positioned him on their taxi squad. Reed appeared in six video games this season for the Dodgers, 5 of them in reduction.
Rojas mentioned he spoke to the gamers about further vigilance this week given the surge in COVID-19 circumstances in Florida.