The New York Mets were only down 1-0 to the Washington Nationals entering the eighth-inning on Sunday afternoon. Steven Matz pitched effectively for New York in seven innings and he gave up five hits and just one run. Matz walked one batter and struck out seven batters.
After that, reliever Paul Sewald came in the game to start the eighth-inning. He pitched 0.1 innings and gave up three hits and five runs, including a bases-clearing double to Bryce Harper. Sewald walked two batters and struck out one.
That was the beginning of the Mets bullpen implosion and they eventually lost 15-0. It seems like whenever Sewald comes into a game, disaster seems to strike the New York Mets.
His record this season with the Mets is 0-4 with a 4.68 ERA. In 50 innings pitched, he has given up 51 hits and 27 runs. Sewald has walked 15 batters and has struck out 50.
He gives up a lot of hits and runs in the amount of innings Sewald has pitched in so far in 2018.
Sewald will under go pre-arbitration next season and then go under arbitration the year after.
He hasn’t even been in the majors all season long and Paul Sewald has spent some time in the majors. They should either keep him down in Triple-A now or they should release him when the season is over. Sewald should not be a part of the Mets future plans.