Peterson (paternity) will start Wednesday against the Reds, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Peterson left the team following the birth of his child, but he will not wind up missing a turn through the rotation. He will look to pick up where he left off after posting a 2.45 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 25:2 K:BB in 18.1 innings over his last three starts.
Though Peterson's 10 strikeouts Friday represented a season high, they weren't an isolated event. The left-hander has seen his whiff rate spike over his past three starts -- up to 15 percent as compared to 10 percent in his first nine appearances -- which has yielded a combined 25 strikeouts. The cause may be a simple matter of throwing his best pitch, the slider, more often. It has a near 50 percent whiff rate on its own. He still has to prove he can sustain it while also keeping his walks under control, but whenever a ground-ball pitcher like him can add some swing-and-miss to his game, it's cause for excitement.
Peterson will be placed on the paternity list Sunday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Peterson started Friday's game against the Rangers and allowed three runs on five hits and no walks while striking out 10 in six innings to earn the win. The southpaw left the team Saturday, but the Mets will wait at least one additional day to officially make a transaction since players can spend a maximum of three days on the paternity list.
Peterson (5-1) earned the win Friday, allowing three runs on five hits and zero walks over six innings against the Rangers. He struck out 10. Peterson was bumped up to start Friday after Chris Bassitt landed on the COVID-19 injured list, though he was on full rest. The left-hander ended up matching his career high with 10 strikeouts, working around a couple solo homers en route to his fifth win of the season. Peterson has allowed a total of five earned runs in his last three starts with a sparkling 25:2 K:BB in 18.1 innings over that span. He told Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News after the game that he will likely go on the paternity list Saturday.
Peterson will start Friday against the Rangers after Chris Bassitt was placed on the injured list without a designation, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. While it's short notice for Peterson, he will be on normal rest, having last pitched June 26. He went seven innings and fanned a season-high eight batters in his last outing and now has a 3.18 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 27:9 K:BB over his last five appearances (22.2 innings). The lefty will be matched up opposite Glenn Otto in Friday's contest.
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