Loup (6-0) got the win in Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Phillies, allowing a hit and a walk with one strikeout in 1.1 innings. Loup was brought in to record the final out of the seventh and induced a groundout after walking Bryce Harper to load the bases. New York took the lead in the bottom of the inning and Loup stayed in to pitch a scoreless eighth. The successful outing lowered the 33-year-old's ERA to an even 1.00, and he's yet to allow a run in nine September innings.
Loup (5-0) walked one and struck out none in a scoreless inning to earn the win Sunday versus Washington. The southpaw kept the game tied at 6-6 in the seventh inning, and the Mets put him in line for a win by going ahead in the top of the eighth. Since the start of July, Loup has been nearly untouchable, as he's allowed just two runs on 11 hits, 10 walks and three hit batters while striking out 20 in 24 innings. He's pitched to a microscopic 1.13 ERA and 0.92 WHIP with a 49:13 K:BB and 14 holds through 47.2 innings this year.
Loup will start Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader versus Atlanta, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. Loup will make the second start of his big-league career after delivering two scoreless frames as an opener July 11 against the Pirates. The left-hander is unlikely to pitch much deeper than that Monday, and he has a 1.44 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 37:7 K:BB across 31.1 innings this season.
Loup allowed two hits and struck out two in two innings as the opener in Sunday's 6-5 loss to Pittsburgh. He did not factor in the decision. The southpaw did his job as the opener, and he was ultimately one of the more effective of six pitchers the Mets deployed Sunday. Loup has thrived in a versatile role with eight holds, three wins, a 1.61 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 34:6 K:BB across 28 innings in 31 appearances. Sunday was his first major-league start, but he'll likely return to a high-leverage bullpen role after the All-Star break.
Loup will start Sunday's game against the Pirates, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. The lefty is likely capable of giving the Mets a few innings in Sunday's bullpen game, as he's pitched as many as three frames in an outing this year. Loup has held opponents scoreless in 14 of his last 15 appearances dating back to May 22. He has a 19:4 K:BB and 0.68 WHIP in those 14.2 innings.
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