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David Peterson Comes Up Huge In First Big Start

If the Mets want a chance at the postseason, they may not be able to lose even one game. For that to happen, they’re going to need some unexpected great pitching performances.

They got that last night out of the rookie David Peterson.

Peterson would join Jerry Koosman, Pete Schourek, and Hisanori Takahashi as the only left-handed Mets rookies to strike out 10 in a game. Overall, he allowed just one run over six on three hits and four walks.

To put into perspective how well he pitched, Freddie Freeman was 0-for-5 with the golden sombrero and a GIDP. This is the same Freeman who routinely kills the Mets and is a front runner for the NL MVP.

He’d pick up the win because the Mets offense scored just enough early and blew it out late.

Offensively speaking, Robinson Cano drove the Mets to victory.

In the first, Braves starter Ian Anderson was wild walking the bases loaded. Cano delivered the rare Mets big hit with RISP with a two RBI single.

It was 3-2 entering the bottom of the eighth after a Travis d’Arnaud homer in the top of the inning. Any flashbacks to the 1998 and 1999 Mets subsided when Dominic Smith and Cano went back-to-back to expand the Mets lead to 5-2.

That rally would continue with Brandon Nimmo, who is getting insanely hot of late, hitting a two RBI single. That pushed the score to 7-2.

In the end, the Mets chances of pulling this off aren’t very good. Not in the least. However, the bright side is on a night like this, we might’ve found out something about Peterson. There’s a lot more to his career, but this big start in a huge spot is the type of game which can springboard a career.

Game Notes: Robinson Chirinos hit an RBI double in the fourth

3 thoughts on “David Peterson Comes Up Huge In First Big Start”

  1. Oldbackstop says:

    ESPN has playoff odds at 17.5 percent, 538 at 12, up from 6 yesterday.

    1. Oldbackstop says:

      And down to three meaning zero.

      How ironic that there is a tire fire outside CitiField as the Mets are eliminated in this tire fire of a season.

      How close were we to October? You can point to three Mets, any one of whom, with their anticipated 2020 production, would have carried us into the playoffs: Alonso, Matz and Stroman. They were depended upon (unlike Yo-C) Just one of them would have made the difference.

  2. Oldbackstop says:

    Oh, and Rick Porcello….barring a Cohen FA orgy, I would look at him for the back of the rotation next year.

    Here is an amazing stat….his record is 1-6. In his 6 losses the Mets have scored five runs.

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