The Mets have made a roster move.
They have called up Corey Oswalt from Triple-A Syracuse, and sent down Tim Peterson to make room.
Tim Peterson last appeared in a game Sunday, which was the series finale against the Washington Nationals. It was a game in which manager Mickey Callaway clearly waved the white flag. He let Tim Peterson stay in the game long enough to allow seven base runners.
When asked about the pitching depth behind Jason Vargas, Brodie Van Wagenen mentioned Hector Santiago and Walter Lockett.
Yet, the first pitcher called up is Corey Oswalt. Oh, Brodie. You did such a good job adding depth everywhere. Why didn’t you address the pitching?
And believe me. I’m not crying over Hector Santiago and Walter Lockett being passed over, but we are right where we were this time last year. Chris Flexen and Corey Oswalt territory.
The offense is clicking in a way it hasn’t since the last two months of the 2015 season. It would be criminal to miss out on postseason baseball once again because of a beleaguered bullpen.
What is Jason Vargas’ role? After somehow escaping the Miami Marlins relatively unscathed, his spot in the rotation was skipped. Callaway decided to use him out of the bullpen and he promptly gave up four runs.
It’s Corey Oswalt to the rescue.