Mets pitcher David Peterson quit his start Wednesday night against the Atlanta Braves with pain in his right side.
At the end of the fourth, he was eliminated from the game before registering a withdrawal.
Peterson gave Kevan Smith an RBI single, giving the Braves a 5-2 lead. It was the last hitter he faced, having been seen grabbing his side, which brought Luis Rojas, Jeremy Hefner and head coach Brian Chicklo out of the mound.
However, it’s possible that Peterson’s night may be over despite his struggles.
As a result, Peterson was pulled out for Sean Reid-Foley, who allowed another five runs in the inning.
Despite a 1.08 ERA in his last three starts, Peterson has had a night to forget in Atlanta, allowing six runs (five earned) on eight hits in three innings.
After the Mets gave Peterson a 2-0 lead before he pitched his first pitch, he immediately returned it, allowing two runs in the bottom of the first.
And in addition to an eight-pitch scoreless inning in the second, the left-hander allowed three more runs on that outing.
This ultimately set the tone for Peterson’s brutal performance against an icy Braves offense that finally erupted with 13 runs on 15 hits in the first five innings tonight.
The Mets have already lost starting pitcher Joey Lucchesi for the season to Tommy John surgery, and the hope is that Peterson’s injury isn’t serious.