BALTIMORE – The Mets have a problem with David Peterson.
After helping keep the team’s rotation last season as a rookie during the 60-game sprint, the left-hander has become responsible for rotation, for which there is no easy solution.
He was knocked out in the third inning on Tuesday after allowing four rounds, and the Mets never recovered from a 10-3 loss to the Orioles at Camden Yards, which broke their two-win streak.
Jacob deGrom, Marcus Stroman and Taijuan Walker were horses in the Mets rotation, and Joey Lucchesi showed a recent improvement, but the 25-year-old Peterson headed in the wrong direction.
Lowering Triple-A Syracuse or staying bulls may be the best course of action for Peterson, but the Mets are already a little early on the board ̵
But the immediate plan, according to manager Luis Rojas, is to keep Peterson in rotation.
“We have to do it right. “We need David Peterson,” Rojas said. “Lucchesi made adjustments and is now giving us a little inning, and I think Peterson can do the same.”
In the second consecutive clinker, Peterson lasted only 2 ² / ₃ passes and allowed four wins in eight hits with four strokes and one walk, raising the ERA to 6.32. This was followed by a start in Arizona, in which Peterson was knocked out in the first inning, and he was awarded five runs in three goals and three walks. Peterson fell to 0-3 with a 7.90 ERA in his seven starts this season.
“I just think we’re going through a rough stretch right now, coming to the site every day and trying to fix it and trying to fix it,” Peterson said.
“My slider is something that is more inconsistent than in the past, but it’s something we’ve been working on and I feel like I’m moving in the right direction with it.”
Peterson received an advance for the first pass of Pete Alonso’s two-time homer. Francisco Lindor entered the inning before Alonso crushed a fast ball of 91 miles per hour from Bruce Zimmerman.
But Peterson had a stressful bottom in the inning after the founder of James McCann’s glove, Trey Mancini, went to single at first base and Anthony Santander left. Peterson seems to have escaped a double game ending in an inning, but Ryan Mountcastle was initially defended and the call remained a replay. Peterson withdrew to withdraw Galvis.
The Orioles jumped on Peterson in the second inning after he turned to a threat in the first. Pat Valayka stroked a double for the third goal of the orioles in the inning. Before the end of the inning, Cedric Mullins brought another double, giving the Orioles a 3-2 lead.
In the third, Freddie Galvis doubled and Pedro Severino reached a single inside to put runners in the corners. Valika then ended Peterson’s night with a double drive over Dominic Smith’s head on the left.
“It’s just a repetition of the mistakes that kept happening and led to another short trip to [Peterson]said Rojas. “I’m looking forward to the next start, as we’ve seen Pitty manage to get through the lineups once, twice and three times with the things he has. He just needs to find the command he needs. “
Maikel Franco’s three-time homer against Robert Gselman increased the Orioles’ lead to 8-2 in the fifth. The rocket was the sixth in the history of this ball site to reach the second deck in the left field. Alonso had performed the feat during a visit to the Mets here last September.
Alonso again won home in the ninth for the first game with many homers by a Mets player this season – and the eighth of Alonso’s career.