After 4 MLB seasons with the Mets as a bullpen arm in New York from 2017-20, second-year Seattle Mariners RHP Paul Sewald received to face his former staff Friday when he took the mound for 1.1 IP of reduction.
Following LHP Marco Gonzales‘ 6.2-IP begin, Sewald entered a 1-1 recreation within the backside of the seventh inning at Citi Field. The Mets have been placing collectively a two-out rally, with runners in scoring place — on second and third — because of C Tomas Nido‘s stroll and CF Brandon Nimmo‘s double.
Sewald shut the door, although, profitable a seven-pitch battle with RF Starling Marte that led to a strikeout swinging on a full-count slider. Adding a 1-2-3 eighth towards the guts of the Mets’ order, Sewald ended the night with 25 pitches (15 strikes) and two strikeouts, additionally getting the win.
As a member of the Mariners since 2021, Sewald is 12-4 with a 3.11 ERA and 12 saves in 75.1 IP over 72 video games. With the Mets, Sewald posted a 1-14 mark and 5.50 ERA, together with a 1.364 WHIP and 4.04 FIP in 147.1 IP over 125 video games.
“It was 18 months coming,” Sewald mentioned. “They got rid of me, and I was hoping that I could get up here and pitch against them. It’s pretty nice to do it really well and help our team get the win for it.”