Milone allowed one run on six hits and one walk across 4.1 innings in a no-decision Sunday against the Nationals. He struck out five. Milone opened the game with four scoreless innings, but he ran into a spot of trouble in the fifth, when he allowed three consecutive hits to plate a run. He was removed somewhat abruptly with just 82 pitches under his belt, but the bullpen escaped the jam as the Mets went on to win by one. Milone had struggled mightily in his three previous outings, allowing a whopping 17 runs in just 11.2 innings, so this effort was a bit more encouraging. The left-hander is not currently scheduled to make another start with the Mets, meaning he could slide back in to the bullpen as a long-relief option.
Milone (1-3) gave up six runs (five earned) on five hits and a walk with five strikeouts over 4.2 innings en route to a loss Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. The Mets are rapidly learning what every other team Milone has played for already knew about the 30-year-old: He isn't particularly good, and his left-handedness isn't reason enough for him to stick in the majors. Arizona jumped on him early, with J.D. Martinez ripping a three-run homer in the top of the first; Milone ended up allowing runs in four of the five innings that saw him take the mound. While the injury-created gaps in the Mets' rotation may mean he retains a starting role for a while, there's pretty much nothing to see here from a fantasy perspective.
Milone is scheduled to start Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks, Marc Carig of Newsday reports. Steven Matz is unable to pitch due to a nerve issue in his elbow, so Milone -- who returned from a knee issue Saturday -- will step into the Mets' rotation to make his seventh start of the big-league campaign. He compiled a 7.62 ERA and 1.73 WHIP in six starts (26 innings) between the Brewers and Mets earlier in the season, so it may pay off to stack Arizona hitters against Milone in daily competitions. It's unclear whether he'll stick in the rotation if Matz is out for an extended period of time, though that will likely be determined following Tuesday's outing.
Milone (knee) was activated from the 60-day DL on Saturday. He posted a 4.95 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 11 strikeouts in 20 innings (four starts) while rehabbing with Double-A Binghamton. Prior to his injury, Milone compiled a 7.91 ERA, 1.73 WHIP and 28 strikeouts in 33 innings, splitting time between the Brewers and Mets. He'll likely be limited to a mop-up role out of the big-league bullpen.
Milone (knee) began a rehab assignment with the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Mets on Wednesday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. The left-hander faced eight batters in his inaugural outing, giving up two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out three in 1.2 innings. The results are less important than how he felt during the outing, but given that he only face eight batters, it's likely that he'll need two or three more rehab starts before returning to the big-league bullpen.
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