Both Chin-lung Hu and Ryota Igarashi’s performances in last night’s game were apparently enough to give them the boot. Hu weakly grounded-out in the ninth with the bases loaded and Igarashi was handed the loss after surrendering the go ahead/winning run in the eleventh. Of course, it wasn’t just those moments that signaled the end–Hu only record one hit in twenty-three plate appearances, and Igarashi posted a 4.63 ERA, 1.97 WHIP, 1.36 K/BB with a .250/.410/.313 line against.
Those two will hardly be missed (Chin-Lung Hu already cleared waivers), but fans will certainly welcome stud-reliever Pedro Beato back with open arms. If you recall–before falling to injury–Beato posted a 0.00 ERA, 0.70 WHIP, 3.33 K/BB with a .164/.203/.218 line against. The Rule 5 pick was easily the highlight of the Mets bullpen, so expectations will be high (that means no earned-runs allowed, Pedro!).
Ruben Tejada is no stranger to Mets fans, as the young infielder had 255 plate appearances in 2010, posting a forgettable .213/.305/.282 line with 1 home-run, 15 RBI, 28 runs-scored, and 2 stolen-bases. The right-handed hitter has looked decent in Triple-A so far this season, racking-up a .267/.337/.407 line with 3 home-runs, 18 RBI, 18 runs-scored, and 2 stolen-bases. While Tejada is just 21 years-old, he doesn’t really project to be a starting Major League player.
For those wondering about the lack of love for Nick Evans, it appears as though Sandy Alderson is waiting until David Wright is forced to the disabled list before giving Evans the promotion. Evans would have to pass through waivers if the Mets attempted to outright him.