It won't be a bullpen game tonight after all for the Mets. They've recalled left-hander Joey Lucchesi, who will start against the Cardinals.
Good job by the Mets bullpen tonight. Only underscores the miscalculation on starting Lucchesi.
Mets Game 23 of 162, @ STL
Monday, May 3, 7:45 p.m. ET
RHP Adam Wainwright (0-3, 4.08)
D. Smith LF
Lucchesi LHP (0-1, 6.75)
Brandon Nimmo and J.D. Davis remain absent due to finger injuries.
Not sure why the Mets like Lucchesi as a starter. He doesn’t have the repertoire to be effective in that role, he just doesn’t
Good job Reid-Foley. Now go sit back on the bench for 2 weeks. We have no need for you and your 0.00 ERA. Have to look for more opportunities for Lucchesi to pitch.
Mets bullpen was solid
Mets offense was solid
Joey Lucchesi was not
Back at it tomorrow #LGM
Rotation is a plus. Bullpen is a plus. Offense is a plus. Even defense has looked good. Lucchesi has been the only bad starter. It must be hard to get a feel when he only pitches every 10 days. Lindor will come around eventually, and the Mets will be a great team. Book it #LGM
Joey Lucchesi says Tomas Nido told him the Arenado call was correct; foul tip.
The phantom foul tip was the turning point of this game. Arenado sold it to the umpire and he bought it. Nido should have started walking of with Lucchesi. That whole situation still bothers me. #Mets #LGM #LFGM
Tomás Nido told Joey Lucchesi that Arenado did get a piece of that two-strike pitch in the third inning, by the way.
Joey Lucchesi talks about what happened in Nolan Arenado's at-bat in the 3rd inning:
"I was trying to go up and away, threw too middle and got hurt for it"
rojas and lucchesi next
Good: The offense
Good: The defense
Good: The bullpen
Not good: Joey Lucchesi
It’s a really aggravating loss, but they won’t lose many games where they score 5 runs, play tremendous defense, and the bullpen allows zero runs
Back at it tomorrow
fire Rojas, the only reason the Mets lost this game is because a struggling pitcher was left on the mound for about 3 batters too long.
It was a no brainer to take Lucchesi out, but unfortunately Rojas has no brain
Please don’t let Joey Lucchesi pitch again. Thank you
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Lucchesi implodes so they fire the hitting coaches. Makes sense.
Ridiculous. Did they bring in Edwin Diaz? Start Lucchesi? Bury Jizzleman? The team finally is scoring so yeah fire the hitting instructors. Brilliant.
Whose bright idea was it to give Lucchesi another start? Mets management stop giving away games.
Reminder, send Lucchesi to gulag
Ayyyyy, dis Joey guy, I don’t think he’s got da stuff to make it in the bigs, ya know what I mean? Starting pitching? Fuhgeddaboudit! https://t.co/s9sIFMvkg9
Totally agree! Lucchesi is the perfect example of why you use an opener like Gsellman or Barnes. No way Arenado gets a piece of that pitch if it’s the first time he sees Lucchesi that night.
If you fire Chili and Tom, you do it before the team travels to St. Louis. Tonight’s problem: Lucchesi should only face the heart of the lineup once (which is why you have Barnes or Gsellman open). I’m concerned if this is a Lindor thing.
Mets send down Joey Lucchesi for Tony Gabagool