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NL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
71-39 8-2 W4
64-46 5-5 L3
60-48 9-1 W5
49-59 3-7 W1
36-75 2-8 L6

2022 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 79 6 2 3.30 91 38

Top David Peterson News

  • Mets' David Peterson: Optioned after spot start

    Peterson was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse after the first game of Saturday's doubleheader, Anthony DiComo of reports.

    The left-hander was excellent in the matinee, striking out five and holding Atlanta to three hits and three walks over 5.1 scoreless innings in a Mets victory to improve to 6-2 on the season. Peterson will likely be back with the Mets when they require a temporary sixth starter for their Aug. 20 doubleheader with the Phillies.

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  • Mets' David Peterson: Called up for start

    Peterson was called up by the Mets on Saturday to start the first game of a doubleheader against Atlanta, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    Peterson has made 13 starts and four relief appearances for the Mets this season and has largely been an effective pitcher. Career highs in strikeout rate (27.5 percent) and groundball rate (53.8 percent) have helped offset a poor 11.2 percent walk rate, leading to a 3.54 ERA. The Mets likely won't need him to remain in the rotation after his Saturday spot, but it's possible he retreats to the bullpen rather than the minors.

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  • Mets' David Peterson: Rejoining rotation for doubleheader

    Mets manager Buck Showalter said Peterson will be called up from Triple-A Syracuse to start one game of Saturday's doubleheader with Atlanta at Citi Field, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.

    New York is likely to designate Peterson as the 27th man for the twin bill, meaning that he's expected to be sent back to Syracuse immediately after the start. Though Peterson should make for a decent streaming option in deeper leagues after submitting a 3.54 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 86:35 K:BB in 73.2 innings with the big club earlier this season, Jacob deGrom's return to the rotation Tuesday means that the Mets won't have a permanent spot for the 26-year-old lefty now that the team's top five starters are all healthy again.

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  • Mets' David Peterson: Optioned to Triple-A

    Peterson was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Friday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

    Peterson wasn't listed as a starter for any games during the Mets' weekend series against Miami, and he'll ultimately head to the minors with Jacob deGrom (shoulder) on track to make his season debut next week. Peterson posted a 4.64 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 21.1 innings over six outings in July and will be a candidate for a call-up if the Mets need an additional starter at some point.

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  • Mets' David Peterson: Not starting this week

    Peterson isn't listed as a starting pitcher for any of the Mets' next four games, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    As a result of off days Monday and Thursday, the Mets are shortening their rotation to four men this week. Taijuan Walker took the mound for Tuesday's win over the Yankees, while Max Scherzer will take the hill in Wednesday's series finale on four days' rest. The Mets will then have Chris Bassitt, Carlos Carrasco and Walker pitch in their three games in Miami this weekend, leaving Peterson to work out of the bullpen like he did in last weekend's series with the Padres. New York will require a fifth starter beginning with next week's series in Washington, but Jacob deGrom (shoulder) looks like he'll be ready to return from the 60-day injured list to make his season debut by then. Unless the Mets lose another starter to an injury or if manager Buck Showalter expands the rotation to six men, Peterson looks like he'll be the odd man out.

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  • Mets' David Peterson: Strikes out eight in no-decision

    Peterson gave up one unearned run on three hits and three walks while striking out eight over five innings in a 3-2 loss to the Cubs on Sunday. He did not factor into the decision.

    Peterson took advantage of the Cubs sub-par lineup by racking up eight strikeouts over five innings of work. The 26-year-old left-hander found himself in a bases-loaded jam in the fourth after a fielding error by Eduardo Escobar on a tailor-made double play ball, but he got out of the inning by leaning on his slider to induce a couple of swinging strikeouts. Peterson's slider has tons of movement and opponents are only hitting .145 against it in 2022. Despite his success in the rotation this season, however, he could be the odd man out when Jacob deGrom (shoulder) comes off the IL some time after the All-Star break.

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  • Mets' David Peterson: Fans nine in loss

    Peterson (5-2) took the loss Tuesday in Atlanta, allowing two runs on two hits and three walks while striking out nine in 5.1 innings.

    Peterson cruised through the first five innings, holding Atlanta scoreless and allowing just a hit and two walks. After striking out Ronald Acuna to begin the sixth, he issued a walk and gave up a two-run homer to Matt Olson and was removed from the game. Over his last two starts, the lefty has fanned 16 and walked eight in nine innings of work. If Peterson starts again before the All-Star break, it would be Sunday against the Cubs.

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  • Mets' David Peterson: Can't find plate Wednesday

    Peterson didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 8-3 extra-inning win over the Reds, giving up three runs on four hits and five walks over 3.2 innings. He struck out seven.

    The strikeouts helped salvage some fantasy value for the southpaw, but Peterson struggled to find the plate consistently, tossing only 51 of 93 pitches for strikes. He was on the hook for his second loss of the year until the Mets rallied in the ninth inning. New York will get Chris Bassitt (COVID-19) back this weekend, but Trevor Williams is the more likely pitcher to get bumped from the rotation despite this poor outing from Peterson, who still sports a 3.48 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 67:27 K:BB through 62 big-league innings this season.

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  • Mets' David Peterson: Back from paternity leave

    The Mets reinstated Peterson (personal) from the paternity list ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday against the Reds in Cincinnati, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    Peterson was away from the team for the maximum three days while observing the birth of his child, but he hadn't been in line to start in any of the Mets' games during that stretch anyway. He'll return to the mound on his normal four days' rest after he delivered one of the best starts of his career last Friday, when he struck out a season-high 10 batters while giving up three earned runs across six innings in a win over the Rangers.

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  • Mets' David Peterson: Rejoining rotation Wednesday

    Peterson (paternity) will start Wednesday against the Reds, Anthony DiComo of 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.

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  • Mets' David Peterson: Heading to paternity list

    Peterson will be placed on the paternity list Sunday, Anthony DiComo of 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.

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  • Mets' David Peterson: Strikes out 10 in win

    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.

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  • Mets' David Peterson: Now starting Friday

    Peterson will start Friday against the Rangers after Chris Bassitt was placed on the injured list without a designation, Anthony DiComo of 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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  • Mets' David Peterson: Strikes out eight Sunday

    Peterson allowed two runs on four hits and no walks while striking out eight in seven innings during Sunday's loss to the Marlins. He didn't factor into the decision.

    Peterson posted his second quality start of the season while striking out a season-high eight batters during Sunday's matchup, but he was unable to pick up the win during the low-scoring game. The southpaw has made seven appearances (six starts) since rejoining the major-league roster and has posted a 3.78 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 33.1 innings during that time. He tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against the Rangers on Saturday.

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  • Mets' David Peterson: Fans seven in victory

    Peterson allowed six hits and two walks over 5.1 scoreless innings Monday, striking out seven and earning a win over the Marlins.

    Peterson faced several brief threats from the Marlins but still managed to turn in his first shutout performance since April 17 against Arizona. Since re-joining the big-league roster May 23, the 26-year-old is 3-1 with a 4.10 ERA through 26.1 frames. He lowered his season ERA to 3.18 with a 42:22 K:BB across 10 MLB appearances. Peterson is projected to face Houston at home next week.

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  • Mets' David Peterson: Not great in first loss

    Peterson (3-1) allowed four runs on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts in four-plus innings, taking the loss Wednesday versus the Brewers.

    Peterson got through four innings in relatively good shape, but he didn't have anything left in the fifth as the Brewers built up a seven-run rally. He was only responsible for the first of those runs, limiting the damage on his line as reliever Jake Reed struggled even more behind him. Peterson now has a 3.60 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 35:20 K:BB across 40 innings in nine appearances (seven starts). The 26-year-old still has a tenuous grasp on a spot in the rotation, though he should get another turn at home versus the Marlins next week. He's the most likely candidate to move to the bullpen once Max Scherzer (oblique) is ready to return.

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  • Mets' David Peterson: Back in rotation

    Peterson is listed as the Mets' scheduled starting pitcher for Wednesday's game against the Brewers in New York.

    Peterson's role became uncertain last week following Tylor Megill's (biceps) return from the 10-day injured list, which meant that either Peterson or Trevor Williams would lose out on a rotation spot. Both Peterson and Williams appeared out of the bullpen in the weekend series with the Angels while the Mets temporarily got by with a four-man rotation, but Peterson looks like he'll end up sticking as the No. 5 starter over Williams, who isn't included on the team's upcoming pitching schedule. Through his eight appearances (six starts) with the big club this season covering 36 frames, Peterson has generated a 3.00 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 32:18 K:BB.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Denver, CO
Age: 26
School: Oregon
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: L, L