By Jerry Del Priore
It’s no secret that the New York Mets’ bullpen has been overworked of late, if not longer.
But right-handed reliever Paul Sewald has provided a proverbial shot in the arm for the Mets’ beleaguered bullpen.
The ex-Cyclone pitcher’s major league debut on April 8th didn’t go so well, as he surrendered three hits and two earned runs in 0.1 innings of work.
Since then, however, the Las Vegas, Nevada, native has only permitted two earned runs over 11.2 frames.
In total, Sewald has posted a solid 2.92 ERA in 12.1 innings in nine games with New York.
With the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s (PCL), the former University of San Diego product posted a 1-0 record with 2.08 ERA and limited batters to a .206 average in 8.2 innings before his call-up.
Sewald, chosen in the tenth round of the 2012 MLB June amateur draft by the Mets, went 0-2 with a 1.88 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 28.2 innings in 16 contests with Brooklyn in 2012.