Without Stroman, who faces a key year as a high-level standby free agent, the Mets have turned to lefties. David Peterson to fill the void in their starting stick. It’s been going well so far, as Peterson clocked 5 2/3 two-runner innings in a win over the Red Sox on Tuesday. As for the rest of the New York rotation, back-to-back winner of NL Cy Young Jacob deGrom has been his usual self so far, and Steven Matz and Michael Wacha prevented confident races with three combined starts. however, Rick Porcello took a beating at the hands of the Braves on his first start from the Mets last Sunday. Porcello is back on the mound in Atlanta on Friday.
Elsewhere on the Mets roster, the club have placed a receiver René Rivera on the 10-day injured list with a hyperextended left elbow (non-pitcher) and a recalled right-hander Franklyn Kilome, by Healey. Rivera has joined Tomas Nido starting a game behind the plate for the Mets this season, but the lion’s share of the job has come as no surprise Wilson Ramos.
Rivera’s injury means 25-year-old Kilome could have a shot at making his major league debut after working back from Tommy John’s surgery in October 2018. Kilome, who the Mets acquired from the Phillies for the infielder Asdrubal Cabrera Just a few months before undergoing surgery, he recorded a 4.03 ERA / 3.17 FIP with 9.95 K / 9 against 2.37 BB / 9 in 38 innings in his first action with the New York organization he two years ago.