Gagnon was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday.
Gagnon allowed eight runs in his last three innings of work, bringing his ERA up to 7.65 on the season. Daniel Zamora and Stephen Nogosek were added to the bullpen to replace Gagnon and Jeurys Familia (shoulder), who landed on the injured list.
Gagnon may be used in a save opportunity Friday with closer Edwin Diaz potentially unavailable, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Diaz has pitched three of he last four days, so it appears as though he'll be a last-resort option for the Mets in the series opener. Gagnon has a 3.21 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 11:2 K:BB across 14 innings this season -- though all five runs allowed came in mop-up duty during his first outing of the year -- and appears to be working his way towards more high-leverage opportunities.
Gagnon (3-0) pitched a perfect eighth inning Wednesday to record the win as the Mets came back to beat the Nationals.
As per usual, the right-hander attacked the strike zone and let his defense do the rest -- he threw seven pitches, all strikes, to retire Howie Kendrick, Trea Turner and Adam Eaton without giving up any hard contact. All three of Gagnon's victories have come during a seven-appearance scoreless streak, during which he's compiled a 6:1 K:BB in 8.2 innings and lowered his ERA on the year to 3.21. He'll likely stay in a fairly low-leverage role, but if the Mets keep making a habit of rallying late, wins could keep falling into Gagnon's lap.
Gagnon (2-0) picked up the win in Monday's victory over the Nationals, walking one and striking out two over two scoreless innings of relief.
Entering the game in the fifth inning with the Mets up 4-2, Gagnon attacked the strike zone, throwing 23 of 32 pitches for strikes. The 28-year-old right-hander hasn't allowed a run in 7.2 innings over six appearances since returning to the majors in late April, posting a 6:1 K:BB over that stretch, and while he's not seeing particularly high-leverage usage, the team's struggle to find an effective fifth starter should continue to afford Gagnon regular work in long relief.
Updating a previous report, Gagnon won't make a spot start Monday against the Nationals, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post.
Word surfaced earlier in the day that Gagnon was likely to join the rotation temporarily as a fifth starter, but manager Mickey Callaway apparently had a change of heart. Instead, Wilmer Font will make his third start with the Mets while Gagnon presumably remains on hand in a long-relief role.
Gagnon will pick up a start Monday against the Nationals, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Gagnon will step in as a replacement in the rotation for Wilmer Font, but both pitchers will likely find themselves in the bullpen in short order with Jason Vargas (hamstring) expected to return from the 10-day injured list later in the week. While Gagnon made three starts at Triple-A Syracuse earlier this season, he hasn't thrown more than 26 pitches in any outing since April 23 and is thus expected to face an unspecified restriction Monday.
Gagnon is being considered for a spot start Monday against the Nationals, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Gagnon made one start for the Mets in 2018 but has otherwise been deployed as a reliever in his other 10 outings at the big-league level. Considering that his last start at Triple-A Syracuse came on April 23 along with the fact that he's pitched no more than 2.2 innings since that time, it's likely he would have a restricted pitch count in place if he gets the nod Monday. If Gagnon doesn't draw the spot start, the Mets would likely hand another turn to Wilmer Font, who has given up seven runs in 6.1 innings over his first two appearances with New York.
Gagnon was recalled by the Mets on Saturday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Gagnon has made just one appearance for the Mets this season, allowing six runs (five earned) in 5.1 innings of relief. Corey Oswalt was optioned in a corresponding move.
The Mets optioned Gagnon to Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
After starter Steven Matz failed to retire any of the eight batters he faced in Tuesday's 14-3 loss to the Phillies, Gagnon had the thankless task of mopping up for the Mets in a game that was decided after one inning. Gagnon ended up saving the Mets' bullpen by covering 5.1 frames, though he served up six runs (five earned) along the way. Since Gagnon tossed 97 pitches in the outing and was unlikely to be available for at least four more days, the Mets decided to swap him out for a fresh bullpen arm in Jacob Rhame, who was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Gagnon was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Monday.
Gagnon will provide a fresh bullpen arm for the Mets after the team used up six relievers in the past two games. The 28-year-old made his big-league debut last season, compiling a 5.25 ERA and 8:5 K:BB in 12 innings. Luis Guillorme was sent to the minors in a corresponding move.
The Mets optioned Gagnon to their minor-league camp Tuesday, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports.
Gagnon wasn't in serious contention for an Opening Day long-relief role after he was lit up for seven earned runs on 15 hits and five walks over 12 innings between his two stints in the big leagues last season. He'll likely open 2019 as a member of the rotation at Triple-A Syracuse.
Gagnon was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday.
Gagnon has spent most of his time in the minors this season, posting a 4.57 ERA and 167:43 K:BB across 157.2 innings (27 starts) with the 51s. He made a spot start for the Mets in July, which also marked his big-league debut, though he allowed six runs across 4.2 innings and took the loss. The 28-year-old will get a chance to improve upon his body of work in the majors down the stretch, though it's unclear if he'll get another chance to start or if he'll be used in a long-relief role.
Gagnon was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.
As expected, Gagnon was sent back down to the minors after starting Tuesday's game against the Phillies. During his spot start, he allowed six earned runs across 4.2 innings while taking the loss. Across 18 starts at the Triple-A level this year, he's posted a 4.46 ERA and 1.23 WHIP.
Gagnon (0-1) gave up six earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out three in 4.2 innings Tuesday against the Phillies. He took the loss.
While he may not look at it this way, it was an achievement for the 28-year-old Gagnon just to reach the majors to make this start after spending parts of eight seasons in the minors with three different organizations. Noah Syndergaard (finger) is expected to join the rotation this weekend, so it's possible Gagnon will be optioned back to Triple-A on Wednesday.
Gagnon was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas ahead of his scheduled start against the Phillies on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old will make his big-league debut across from another debutant, Enyel De Los Santos. Gagnon was a third-round pick back in 2011 but hasn't done much in his professional career, spending four years at the Triple-A level and posting a 5.86 career ERA there.
Gagnon will be called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to start Tuesday against the Phillies in his major-league debut, Tim Britton of The Athletic New York reports.
The 28-year-old righty has stalled out at Triple-A over the last four years and makes for an unlikely promotion candidate, as he has a 5.86 career ERA at the level and a 4.67 ERA for Las Vegas this season. He's set to square off against another player making his debut, Enyel De Los Santos.
Gagnon signed a minor-league contract with the Mets, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
Gagnon has been a mainstay at the Triple-A level in the last few years, most recently pitching in 31 games for Salt Lake within the Angels' organization during this past season. He accumulated a below-average 6.25 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 86.1 innings, and sported a K:BB of 83:39. He will likely remain in Triple-A with Las Vegas to begin 2018, as the Mets try to find a fix for the 27-year-old righty.
Gagnon was invited to Angels camp for spring training.
The Angels recently acquired Gagnon in a trade with the Brewers, where the 26-year-old spent six seasons struggling in their minor league system. Across two seasons at Triple-A, the righty has a 6.41 ERA across 55 innings. He will continue to serve as organizational depth for his new team in 2017.
Gagnon was traded to the Angels on Tuesday, Hudson Belinsky of Baseball America reports.
Gagnon spent the past two seasons splitting time between Double-A Biloxi and Triple-A Colorado Springs in the Brewers' system, although his ERA never sunk below 5.50 outside of an extremely brief stop at the Double-A level in 2016. With this in mind, the 26-year-old will likely continue to be an organizational depth piece with his new club.
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