David Peterson kicks off the Mets’ series opener against the Giants

DENVER — David Peterson has been patiently waiting for another shot with the Mets and will get the opportunity.

The left-hander, part of the Mets’ cab team for this road trip, is being called back from Triple-A Syracuse to face the Giants at Oracle Park on Monday.

Peterson last played for the Mets on May 3 when he conceded three earned runs with four hits over five innings in a doubleheader against the Braves. Overall, he has a 1.89 ERA in four appearances for the Mets this season.

The Mets have two open rotation spots with Max Scherzer and Tylor Megill on the injured list and are seriously considering starting left-hander Thomas Szapucki in Wednesday’s series finale in San Francisco.

David Petersen
David Peterson will start for the Mets against the Giants on Monday.
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Szapucki has a 2.86 ERA in seven starts for Syracuse. The 25-year-old appeared in one game for the Mets last season before undergoing ulnar artery transposition surgery.

Chris Bassitt is the Mets’ scheduled starter for Tuesday against the Giants.


Joely Rodriguez had a blast while it lasted.

The Mets helper spent part of the team’s 2-0 win over the Rockies behind the midfield fence at Coors Field’s “Rock Pile,” relaxing in a chair and enjoying an energy drink and sunflower seeds.

But Rodriguez’s stay didn’t last as long as he would have liked.

“Somebody kicked me out,” Rodriguez said, noting he was told to leave the area by a security guard.

“I didn’t think it was going to be a big deal that I was out there,” Rodriguez said. “I just went there to relax quite a bit and it was a good view.”

Joely Rodgriguez enjoyed an energy drink and sunflower seeds before a security guard asked him to move.
Joely Rodriguez
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Rodriguez needed just one pitch to complete his day’s work and got Ryan McMahon pitching in the eighth inning.


Third base coach Joey Cora departed mid-game to return home for family reasons. Bench coach Glenn Sherlock switched to third base for the final inning. Cora is expected to miss the series in San Francisco.

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