Sewald allowed three unearned runs on two hits in just a third of an inning during Thursday's loss to the Cubs.
Sewald has only pitched in four of the last 14 games, and has an ERA of 7.45 in his last 10 appearances. Unsurprisingly, he is near the back of the bullpen and it's unlikely that he will see many opportunities in high-leverage situations for the remainder of the season.
Sewald provided three innings of scoreless relief in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins, giving up two hits and striking out three.
The 27-year-old rookie has been a little too prone to blowups to be a reliable fantasy asset, but Sewald's 39:9 K:BB in 32.1 innings is strong and his 3.01 FIP and 3.68 xFIP suggest his 4.45 ERA is due to more than a little bad luck. Expect him to continue working in low-leverage situations moving forward.
Sewald gave up a hit and a walk while striking out four over three scoreless innings of relief in Thursday's loss to the Padres.
He replaced an ineffective Rafael Montero in the fourth inning and gave the Mets a chance to mount a comeback, although they'd eventually fall short in a 4-3 loss. Sewald now has a 2.08 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 20:4 K:BB in his first 17.1 big-league innings, helping to solidify the middle innings for a battered pitching staff, but his role won't afford the 27-year-old much fantasy upside, as he has no wins or saves and just one hold in 12 appearances.
Sewald was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.
Sewald was called up to take the roster spot of Noah Syndergaard (back), who recently landed on the disabled list with a partial tear in his lat muscle. The 26-year-old will slot into the Mets' bullpen, though he likely won't be used in any high leverage roles. This will be Sewald's second major-league stint this season, after he allowed two runs across 1.1 innings of work during his first brief stint. It's expected to be another short stay in the majors for Sewald, as the Mets are expected to recall Rafael Montero from Las Vegas to fill Syndergaard's next spot in the rotation Friday.
Sewald was optioned down to Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.
Sewald was the roster casualty with the activation of Juan Lagares from the 10-day disabled list. He appeared in two games during his brief stint in the big leagues, allowing two runs on four hits while walking one across 1.1 innings. He'll continue to offer organizational depth in the bullpen.
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