The Mets have placed relievers Steven Matz and Dellin Betances on the 10-day injured list, per various reporters (including Joel Sherman of the New York Post). Matz is dealing with left shoulder discomfort, while Betances has right lat tightness. Fellow relievers Drew Smith and Franklyn Kilome have been recalled from the alternate training site in their stead. Additionally, right-hander Ariel Jurado is up as the 29th man for today’s doubleheader against the Yankees.
Matz, recently moved to the bullpen after a rough start to the year in the rotation, left his first relief appearance after only one inning. It’s been a difficult season for Betances, as well. In 10.1 relief innings across 13 games, he’s allowed seven runs (all earned) on seven walks against eight strikeouts. His fastball velocity, meanwhile, is down five miles per hour from his peak with the Yankees. While both of these pitchers have had injury troubles in the past, it’s fair to wonder how big a role the Mets’ schedule played in these cases. New York was forced to take a five-day hiatus following a pair of positive COVID-19 tests in the organization last weekend.
Hopefully Smith is now used in high leverage spots
immediately didn’t age well. I do think Smith will be a good bullpen piece, but the timing of seeing this comment and recent events…
A five day hiatus would, if anything, have helped them!
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with either one of them physically. I think they’ve both decided that their season is already a lost cause and they’re just saying they’re injured so they can hang up their glove for the year and collect a check. Frankly Matz has been overhyped since the day he came up. He’s just not that good. He should stop pouting and embrace a bullpen role which may better suit his stuff. As for Betances he may still not be 100% from his original injury. Typical Mets trying to catch lighting in a bottle at a bargain basement price.
10 million a bargain for a guy who pitched 2/3rds of an inning for a whole yr ?
Oh yes, because the Mets are the only team to ever sign a pitcher to a one year deal.
bargain basement price at 10 million for 1 year lolol…
‘Typical Mets trying to catch lighting in a bottle at a bargain basement price.’
They outbid several teams including the Yankees. They paid $10MM to a 32 year old reliever who had missed virtually all of 2019. It was a gamble and a somewhat pricey one at that.
the mets have to do with matz like McMahon does with his wwe. ” wish him well in his future endeavors ” and take hamilton with him…how is a guy batting lower than the now updated covid death rate still on a roster? Lagares is much better than this guy, why isnt he up instead?
One is an elite base stealer, the other is not. He stole second off Chapman In 9th this week down 1 as a PR
If your claim to fame as a ballplayer is you run fast and that’s it, that doesnt make you elite
and he just beat it, what if he got caught?
Lagares is not on the team anymore. Got DFA the other day bud.
Technically still a met
But can’t be used, technically.
The Mets have been placed on the 10 day DL. Haha