The New York Mets optioned left-handed pitcher Joey Lucchesi on Sunday morning, however the roster transfer got here in wild trend.
Lucchesi began Saturday’s sport towards the Washington Nationals that was suspended within the third inning – the lefty was nonetheless on the mound whereas the sport was referred to as.
So, technically, the Mets despatched the pitcher to the minors in a sport he was nonetheless pitching.
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After all, with the delay and eventual suspension, Lucchesi wouldn’t have pitched on Sunday in any circumstance, but it surely’s definitely a quirk within the field rating.
Lucchesi made his return from Tommy John surgical procedure earlier this yr, but it surely hasn’t gone too properly. In his first outing in nearly two years, he stored the San Francisco Giants scoreless in seven frames. However since then, he’s allowed 11 runs in 15.1 innings (6.46 ERA).
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The suspension of the sport didn’t come with out some criticism, as the rest of the sport was accomplished as a part of a split-admission doubleheader. That means, followers who spent hours on the ballpark on Sunday must come again for the sport to renew at 12:35 on Sunday and catch simply six innings. The Mets would lose the make-up, 3-2.
It’s been a tough begin for the Mets, who boast the biggest payroll of all time at simply shy of $350 million. After successful 101 video games final yr, they’re 19-21 by means of their first 40 video games amid being shut out seven occasions already – they have been stored scoreless simply eight occasions all of final yr.
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Sport two of their doubleheader begins at 4:35 p.m.