Peterson allowed one run on two hits and a walk across 4.2 innings in the win over Washington in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader. He struck out six and did not factor in the decision. It wasn't the most efficient outing from Peterson, as the left-hander threw 94 pitches (54 strikes) while failing to get through the fifth inning, ultimately leaving him ineligible to pick up his third win. Nonetheless, his outing was far from disastrous, especially considering that it came in a seven-inning game in which the bullpen needed to work only 2.1 frames. Peterson currently lines up to take the ball for one of the two games in next Friday's doubleheader against the Phillies.
Peterson (2-5) picked up the win Monday, allowing one hit and two walks over six scoreless innings in a 5-2 victory over the Cubs. He struck out three. The southpaw threw 43 of 73 pitches for strikes as he put together his fifth quality start of the season. Peterson had coughed up nine runs in only three innings over his last two outings, however, and he'll need to find some consistency before he'll be anything more than a DFS dart throw. He'll carry a 5.60 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 56:23 K:BB through 53 innings into his next start.
Peterson (1-5) took the loss Tuesday at Baltimore after giving up four runs on eight hits with four strikeouts and a walk over 2.2 innings. The left-hander delivered a scoreless opening frame but ended up requiring 69 pitches to record only eight total outs. The 25-year-old recorded only a single out in his previous start, and he's now failed to cover four frames in four of 11 starts this season. According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, manager Luis Rojas said Peterson will remain in the rotation for at least one more turn despite his recent struggles, and that start tentatively lines up for early next week against the Cubs.
Peterson gave up five runs on three hits and three walks in one-third of an inning Wednesday versus Arizona. He did not factor in the decision. It was a nightmarish start for the southpaw, who wasted the Mets' four-run burst of offense in the first inning. Peterson's two shortest appearances of the season have been against Arizona -- he lasted only 1.2 innings May 7. He now owns a 5.89 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 49:20 K:BB through 44.1 innings this year. Peterson projects for a start versus Baltimore next week.
Peterson won't start Saturday against Atlanta as previously scheduled following the postponement of Friday's contest, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Friday's starter Taijuan Walker (side) will be pushed back to start Saturday, and the Mets have yet to decide whether Jacob deGrom will start as scheduled Sunday or also be pushed back. If deGrom remains on turn, Peterson is poised to take the mound Monday at Arizona.
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