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Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Competing for rotation spot
Lucchesi will be in the mix for the fifth spot in the Mets' rotation following the injury to Kodai Senga (shoulder), Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Lucchesi fared well in nine starts for the Mets last season in securing a 2.89 ERA, although that came with a 1.31 WHIP and 32:17 K:BB across 46.2 frames. Tylor Megill is likely Lucchesi's chief competition for the gig, with Jose Butto and Max Kranick also in the mix.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Avoids arbitration with Mets
The Mets and Lucchesi avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.65 million contract Thursday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
Lucchesi was arbitration-eligible for the second time. The southpaw posted a 2.89 ERA in nine starts for the Mets in 2023, although that came with a 32:17 K:BB over 46.2 frames. Lucchesi could be used as a swingman in 2024.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Optioned to Syracuse
The Mets optioned Lucchesi to Triple-A Syracuse on Thursday.
Lucchesi finished his season on a high note Wednesday, scattering two runs over six-plus innings in a win over the Marlins. The left-hander registered an overall 2.89 ERA across 46.2 major-league innings this year and should be a strong consideration for the Opening Day rotation in 2024 with an improved health outlook.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Stays undefeated
Lucchesi (4-0) picked up the win in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Marlins, giving up two runs on seven hits and two walks over six-plus innings in an 11-2 rout. He struck out three.
The southpaw took a shutout into the seventh inning before serving up back-to-back doubles to Jazz Chisholm and Nick Fortes to lead off the frame and getting the hook, but the Mets were already comfortably ahead 6-0 at that point. Lucchesi has been sharp in September, posting a 1.93 ERRA, 1.34 WHIP and 10:7 K:BB through 18.2 innings over three starts, and he could be positioning himself for a full-time rotation spot in 2024, assuming he can stay healthy.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Tuesday's start postponed
Lucchesi won't start as scheduled Tuesday because the game was postponed due to unplayable field conditions.
The Mets and Marlins will play a doubleheader Wednesday, and Lucchesi figures to start one of the two games. The 30-year-old lefty has given up four runs (two earned) over 12.2 innings across his two starts in September.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Starting first game of doubleheader
Lucchesi will start the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Marlins.
Lucchesi had been slated to start Tuesday before that contest was rained out, so he'll get the ball for the makeup game instead. Kodai Senga will make his regularly scheduled start in Wednesday's nightcap.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Two earned runs in no-decision
Lucchesi did not factor into the decision Tuesday, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks over 5.2 innings against Miami. He struck out five.
Lucchesi followed up last week's impressive performance with another solid start in Miami on Tuesday, surrendering a run-scoring double in the third, an unearned run on his own throwing error in the fifth and an RBI single in the sixth. In his two outings since being recalled from Triple-A, the lanky lefty has posted a 1.42 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 7:5 K:BB across 12.2 innings. Assuming he remains in the Mets' six-man rotation, Lucchesi is tentatively scheduled for a mid-week rematch with the Marlins in his next start.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Remains in rotation
Lucchesi is scheduled to make his next start Tuesday against the Marlins in Miami.
The Mets appear content to close out the season with a six-man rotation that includes Lucchesi, who was called up from Triple-A Syracuse last week. While making his first appearance for the Mets since Aug. 18 this past Wednesday, Lucchesi earned a win over the Diamondbacks after striking out two and allowing one unearned run on five hits and three walks over seven innings. He now holds a 2.83 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 24:13 K:BB in 35 innings in the big leagues on the season.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Earns victory after call-up
Lucchesi (3-0) notched the win over Arizona on Wednesday, allowing an unearned run on five hits and three walks while striking out two batters over seven innings.
Lucchesi got the chance to start after spending most of the past month in the minors and took advantage of the opportunity, keeping the Diamondbacks scoreless through seven frames. He exited after the first two batters he faced in the eighth reached base -- one on a walk and the other on an error -- but the run that was charged to him after his departure was unearned. This was Lucchesi's second seven-inning outing of the campaign, with his other coming in his first start April 21 against San Francisco. The southpaw has pitched pretty well when given the chance in the majors this season, posting a 2.83 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 24:13 K:BB over 35 frames, and he could stick in the rotation down the stretch with the Mets essentially out of the playoff race.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Recalled for start Wednesday
Lucchesi was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse ahead of his start Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
Lucchesi is expected to finish out the season in the Mets' rotation and might have fantasy streaming appeal in certain matchups. The left-hander threw 87 pitches in his last start for Syracuse and carries a respectable 3.54 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 22:10 K:BB in 28 major-league innings (six starts) this year.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Expected to start Wednesday
Lucchesi is expected to be called up from Triple-A Syracuse to start Wednesday's game versus the Diamondbacks, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Lucchesi should get multiple turns in the rotation before the regular season comes to an end, and it can serve as an audition of sorts for a starting role as the Mets begin to make plans for the 2024 campaign. The left-hander has posted a 3.54 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 22:10 K:BB in 28 major-league innings (six starts) this season.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Set to become sixth starter
Lucchesi is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Syracuse at some point in September and join the Mets' rotation, Tim Britton and Will Sammon of the Athletic report.
The exact date of the southpaw's promotion isn't yet clear. Lucchesi was optioned to Syracuse on Aug. 19 and isn't eligible to rejoin the big-league roster until Sept. 3, barring another player landing on the IL. The Mets plan to shift to a six-man rotation when they begin a stretch of 17 games in 17 days on Sept. 8, however, and may delay Lucchesi's promotion until then. He's performed well in six spot starts so far this season, posting a 3.54 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 22:10 K:BB in 28 MLB innings.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Returns to minors
The Mets optioned Lucchesi to Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday.
Despite looking strong and earning the win during his start Friday against St. Louis with 5.2 scoreless innings, Lucchesi will return to the minors. Vinny Nittoli will take Lucchesi's spot on the active roster in order to strengthen the Mets' bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Turns in scoreless outing
Lucchesi (2-0) yielded four hits and two walks over 5.2 scoreless innings Friday, striking out five and earning a win over the Cardinals.
Lucchesi was promoted for his first MLB appearance since May 13 and looked sharp. He coughed up just one extra-base hit and, at one point, retired 12 consecutive batters. He lowered his ERA to 3.54 through 28 frames in the majors. Lucchesi's outing was impressive, but it remains to be seen if the Mets will give him another turn in the rotation.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Promoted for start
The Mets recalled Lucchesi (knee) from Triple-A Syracuse ahead of his start Friday against the Cardinals.
A knee issue has kept Lucchesi out of action for roughly a month, but he's been deemed healthy enough for a spot start with the big-league club. The 30-year-old southpaw holds a 4.45 ERA across 60.2 innings in the majors since 2021 and will likely return to Triple-A after Friday's game.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Will start Friday vs. St. Louis
The Mets will call Lucchesi (knee) up from Triple-A Syracuse to start Friday against the Cardinals, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Lucchesi has been on Syracuse's injured list since mid-July because of a knee issue, but he looked sharp in two recent rehab starts with High-A Brooklyn and will try to at least eat some innings for the Mets on Friday. The 30-year-old lefty carries a 4.43 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 17:8 K:BB in 22.1 innings (five starts) this season at the major-league level.... See More ... See Less
Mets' Joey Lucchesi: Could get spot start Friday
The Mets could recall Lucchesi (undisclosed) from Triple-A Syracuse to make a start Friday in St. Louis, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
Lucchesi has resided on Triple-A Syracuse's 7-day injured list since July 20 due to an unspecified injury, but he's seemingly healthy after making a pair of rehab starts for High-A Brooklyn. In his latest outing with Brooklyn this past Sunday, Lucchesi looked sharp, striking out three over 4.2 innings (63 pitches) while giving up no runs on one hit and one walk. Lucchesi would line up to make his next start Friday, coinciding with the open spot the Mets have in their rotation after opting to give Kodai Senga an extra day of rest ahead of his upcoming start Saturday. Lucchesi previously made five starts with the Mets between April and May, compiling a respectable 4.43 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 17:8 K:BB in 22.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
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