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2021 Pitching

STATS IP
Innings Pitched
W
Wins
L
Losses
ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
Strikeouts
BB
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 38.1 1 4 4.46 41 11

Top Joey Lucchesi News

  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Resumes throwing

    Lucchesi (elbow) threw Tuesday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery back in June, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    The timing of Lucchesi's surgery means he's likely to miss most of the 2022 season, but he should still be able to pitch before the end of the year if all goes well. It's a good sign to see that he's already throwing, but he still has many hurdles to clear before he's ready for game action.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Transferred to 60-day IL

    The Mets moved Lucchesi (elbow) to the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.

    The move is simply a procedural one, as it clears a spot on the 40-man roster with Lucchesi set to miss the remainder of the 2021 campaign due to Tommy John surgery. Lucchesi's season-ending injury came at an unfortunate time for the lefty, as he'd held opponents to one run or fewer in five consecutive outings after a few rough performances in April and May.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Slated for Tommy John surgery

    Lucchesi will undergo Tommy John surgery Thursday after being diagnosed with a torn UCL in his left elbow Monday, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.

    The southpaw received a second opinion Tuesday and it ultimately confirmed Monday's diagnosis. The club was holding out hope that Lucchesi would be able to be able to rehab through the tear without surgery, but as is usually the case, he'll require the procedure. After posting a 4.46 ERA across 38.1 innings this season, the left-hander will be out for the remainder of 2021 and likely the majority of 2022. He'll likely be moved to the 60-day IL in the coming days.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Set for second opinion on elbow

    Manager Luis Rojas said Monday that Lucchesi, who has been diagnosed with a UCL tear in his left elbow, will get a second opinion from doctors in the coming days, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.

    Rojas noted that the club is still holding out hope that Lucchesi can rehab through the injury without getting Tommy John surgery, but it must be noted that UCL tears require the procedure far more often than not. The southpaw will receive another look from doctors later this week, at which point New York will likely determine his next steps. Even if he's somehow able to avoid surgery, Lucchesi is still almost certain to be in line for a multi-month absence.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Diagnosed with UCL tear

    Lucchesi was diagnosed with a significant UCL tear in his left elbow Monday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    Lucchesi was placed on the injured list Saturday with inflammation in his left elbow and now his MRI has revealed what is likely to be the worst-case scenario. While the Mets have not provided an official plan for Lucchesi, UCL tears almost always require Tommy John surgery, which would put the southpaw out through the remainder of 2021 and likely a large portion of 2022.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: MRI on tap

    Mets manager Luis Rojas said Lucchesi (elbow) will undergo an MRI on Monday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    Lucchesi was moved to the injured list Saturday with what was believed to be a minor case of left elbow inflammation, but the Mets apparently have a higher degree of concern about his health one day later. The MRI should provide clarity about whether Lucchesi is dealing with anything more than elbow inflammation, and a potential timeline for his return will likely emerge once those test results are available. The Mets haven't appointed a replacement in the rotation for Lucchesi and could opt to lean on their cadre of long-relief arms to fill innings when the team requires a fifth starter.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Placed on injured list

    Lucchesi was placed on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation Saturday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    Lucchesi was sharp in Friday's start against the Nationals, as he allowed four hits and two walks while striking out five in 5.1 innings. However, he apparently developed an elbow injury during the outing and will miss at least one turn through the rotation as a result. The severity of his injury isn't yet clear, but his move to the injured list makes room on the active roster for Albert Almora (shoulder), who was reinstated from the 10-day IL ahead of Saturday's nightcap.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Sharp in no-decision

    Lucchesi didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 1-0 loss to the Nationals despite tossing 5.1 scoreless innings with four hits and two walks. He struck out five.

    The southpaw put together his longest and best outing of the season while tossing 55 of 90 pitches for strikes, but the Mets' bats couldn't solve Erick Fedde and the Nats' bullpen. Lucchesi has a dazzling 1.19 ERA and 24:6 K:BB over his last five outings and 22.2 innings, helping him lock down a rotation spot.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: No-decision versus former team

    Lucchesi allowed a run on four hits and a walk and struck out six in five innings in a no-decision versus San Diego on Sunday.

    Lucchesi got off to a rough start when he allowed a leadoff home run to Tommy Pham in the first inning, but the southpaw settled down after that. He was denied a win after San Diego rallied for the lead in the seventh. Lucchesi has a 5.18 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 36:9 K:BB across 33 innings this year. He's given up just three runs in his last 17.1 innings, so he'll look to carry some momentum into his next start, which is expected to be in Washington during next weekend's series.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Lasts 4.2 innings

    Lucchesi (1-4) was tagged with the loss Friday against the Padres after giving up one run on four hits while fanning three across 4.2 innings.

    Lucchesi didn't have a bad performance and only allowed a run via a solo home run from Manny Machado, but he was outdueled by Blake Snell, who delivered his best start of the season. Lucchesi, who owns a 5.79 ERA on the season, will have an opportunity at revenge next week since his next start will be against the Padres once again, though this time it'll be at home.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Allows one run in no-decision

    Lucchesi allowed one earned run on two hits and three walks while striking out two across 3.2 innings in Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader with the Rockies. He did not factor into the decision.

    Lucchesi pitched three scoreless innings before allowing a run to score in the fourth inning on a Connor Joe single. The southpaw has not had a good season, with his ERA lowered to 6.56 in 23.1 innings. If he's done anything good, it's that he's limited opposing hitters to just two home runs this season. The 28-year-old may lose his spot in the rotation with the return of Jacob Degrom (side). He will serve as a long reliever.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Brilliant in Saturday's no-decision

    Lucchesi didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Marlins, giving up only one hit over four scoreless innings while striking out eight. He didn't walk a batter.

    The southpaw hadn't recorded more than 10 outs in a game all season, which might explain why his day ended after only 43 pitches (34 of which were strikes) despite his dominance. The eight strikeouts were a season high for Lucchesi, and the outing shaved almost two runs off his ERA, which still sits at an ugly 7.32. This effort should earn him at least one more turn in the rotation for the injury-ravaged Mets, even with Jacob deGrom (side) close to returning.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Takes loss in relief

    Lucchesi (1-3) allowed four runs on three hits and a walk while striking out two in 1.2 innings pitched, taking the loss in Saturday's 12-5 defeat against the Rays.

    The lefty pitched a clean third inning before allowing the first four batters to reach in the fourth. Lucchesi pitched terribly in three starts and Saturday marked his first disastrous relief outing. With a 9.19 ERA, the 27-year-old will not be long for the Mets' big-league roster unless he turns his season around and does so soon.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Earns first win

    Lucchesi (1-2) allowed one unearned run on two hits and a walk while striking out three across 3.1 innings, earning the win against the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

    Lucchesi didn't allow any earned runs for the first time since his first appearance this season. The 28-year-old has had a rough start with a 7.71 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 14 innings. He has allowed the most runs out of all Mets relievers. He continues to serve best as a bulk-innings reliever behind an opener.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Crushed by Cards

    Lucchesi (0-2) took the loss Monday, surrendering six runs on seven hits and a walk over 2.2 innings as the Mets fell 6-5 to the Cardinals. He struck out two.

    Five of the seven hits off the southpaw went for extra bases, including long balls by Harrison Bader and Nolan Arenado. Lucchesi did nothing to demonstrate he deserves a longer look in the rotation, and on the season he carries an ugly 10.13 ERA and 13:3 K:BB through 10.2 innings.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Called up for spot start

    Lucchesi was recalled to start Monday against the Cardinals, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.

    Lucchesi will get the ball as the Mets seek to give their other starters an extra day to rest. Lucchesi has given up six runs in eight innings of work so far this season, but his 11:2 K:BB makes him at least somewhat interesting. Daniel Zamora was optioned in a corresponding move.

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  • Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Optioned off roster

    Lucchesi was optioned to the Mets' alternate training site Friday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    Lucchesi's results through eight innings this season have been mixed, as he's allowed six runs but also owns a promising 11:2 K:BB. His demotion may be more a function of need than performance, however, as the Mets have two off days next week and won't need to use a fifth starter until May 4. Reliever Stephen Tarpley was recalled in a corresponding move.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Newark, CA
Age: 28
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: L, L