SP,RP - NYM
Seth Lugo allowed one hit and one strikeout in one inning.
Lugo came on in the sixth inning with nobody out and the bases loaded. All three inherited runners scored, but the Mets scored four in the bottom of the frame and held on for the win.
Seth Lugo pitched a perfect seventh inning with two strikeouts.
Lugo has a 2.40 ERA this season for the 11th-ranked bullpen (3.90 ERA) in the majors. He's got five holds, tied for fourth on the team.
Seth Lugo allowed two hits, one walk, and three strikeouts in two innings pitched.
Lugo's first save this season. Edwin Diaz has pitched a lot recently, so this was just a normal day off for him.
The Mets plan to activate Seth Lugo from the injured list before Monday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Lugo hasn't pitched yet in 2021. He was an effective pitcher for the Mets, particularly in 2018 and 2019 with a 2.68 ERA, 28.6% strikeout rate, and 6.1% walk rate in 181.1 innings primarily in relief. Lugo is a name to monitor in saves plus holds leagues.
Seth Lugo is on track to return from the IL when he is eligible to next Monday, May 31st.
It seems as if Lugo is progressing well following surgery on his elbow, and should slot back into his swingman role between the bullpen and rotation based on team need. Lugo last played in 2020, and had a 5.15 ERA with 47 strikeouts over 36.2 innings.