Last night, Mets pitcher Aaron Laffey took a hint and retired after giving up 14 runs over three innings last night.
How did he react? He quit. Just hours after the game, the 33 year old Laffey retired from the sport.
It had been a frustrating season for Laffey, who was trying to make it back to the big league club. In his first start of the season, on May 25th, Laffey gave up seven runs over five innings. Six of them were earned.
On May 30th he tried to redeem himself, but gave up eight earned runs over five innings. By this point, Laffey had given up eight home runs over ten innings.
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Wednesday night was the last straw, as he gave up 14 runs over only three innings. 12 of them were earned.
The last time that Laffey played in the big leagues was back in 2015 where he made three relief outings for the Rockies.
His last big league appearance before that was in 2013, where he started the season with the Mets. His first start with the Mets in 2013 was one to remember.
It was April 7th at Citi Field. In his first start with the Mets, his opponent was Jose Fernandez, who was making his major league debut.
Laffey’s time with the team was very short lived. He only played in four games for them before being shipped out to Toronto, where he only played in one game for the Blue Jays.
It had been a very difficult path for Laffey ever since his first stint with the Mets. At the time, he was 28 years old, and had only pitched 20 major league innings since then.
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For his career, Laffey appeared in more than 150 big league games and his career ERA was 4.44.