The New York Mets called up RHP Paul Sewald to the majors Monday morning after finding out RHP Noah Syndergaard will be placed on the 10-Day Disabled List. Syndergaard was pulled in the second inning against the Washington Nationals after feeling pain from his back. The final diagnosis was Thor pulled a back muscle and will be out for a few weeks.
The Mets selected, Triple-A closer, Paul Sewald to the major league club. Sewald was optioned down to the Las Vegas 51s on April 13th of this season after two appearances with the Mets. During his time with the Mets, Sewald pitched in 1.1 innings with a 13.50 ERA while allowing two runs on four hits.
Sewald will be getting a second chance while Sydnaguard is on the shelf. After being optioned down to Triple-A, Sewald pitched 8.2 innings in eight games he has appeared in. His ERA has improved in the minors to a 2.08 while only letting up seven hits and two earned runs. He has also stroke out 12 batters and two walks this season.
This opportunity is a second chance for the 26-year-old right-handed thrower. Sewald’s time in the majors will be determined by how long Sydnguard is out for and how well he pitches. Based on Sydnaguard’s 10-Day Disabled List, Sewald will be thrown into two NL East division series and then will end with the San Francisco Giants. It is an important role for Sewald to be selected into.
The Mets will use Sewald in the bullpen, as he has not started a game in his career. Sewald has improved since his last time in the majors so the Mets can expect a better time up. Their bullpen has not been the best so Sewald can use his time to cement himself in the pen.