PHILADELPHIA — David Peterson’s first stint with the Mets this season went poorly, but with rotations needed and no clear answers, the left fielder will now get another chance.
The Mets intend to call up Peterson from Triple-A Syracuse to start Tuesday against the Brewers at Citi Field.
Peterson went 1-6 with an 8.08 ERA in his eight starts for the Mets before being demoted.
At Syracuse, he hit a 4.86 ERA in seven starts this season.
In his last outing with Syracuse, he pitched six innings and allowed three earned runs on seven hits.
Buck Showalter noted that team officials have discussed the possibility of calling Joey Lucchesi to the spot, but the perimeter numbers boosted Peterson’s case. The vacancy exists after Taylor Miguel was picked to work at Syracuse last week.
“I know what [Peterson] “He wasn’t doing here because he needed to get better at it and I hope he did,” Showalter said. “The important thing is the command.”
Justin Verlander will open the series against the Brewers on Monday.
Kodai Senga will start four days of rest for the second time this season Wednesday.
The Mets entered the season counting on Peterson and Miguel to provide quality depth of turnover, but both fought.
Showalter said the focus for Peterson was trying to win back the slider that had previously helped him succeed.
“I think the thing that bothered him was a lot of the charges that got away with him in three pitches,” Showalter said. “You can’t talk here and be like that.”
Jose Quintana pitched four home runs (47 pitches) as a minor league starter in Brooklyn.
The left-hander allowed earned runs on two hits with one walk and four strikeouts.
The start in rehab was Quintana’s third since she had a bone graft on a rib in spring training.
It is expected that he will need at least one additional start in the minors before he is considered ready for the Mets’ rotation.
The Mets claimed right-handed pitcher Reed Jarrett off waivers from the Orioles and assigned him to Triple-A Syracuse.
Elieser Hernandez started her rehab stint with Brooklyn.
The right-hander pitched one scoreless inning of relief and hit two Hurricanes.