There is a seasoned element about the way they are playing that still escapes the more experienced Matz and Rosario. Peterson probably would not excite you more than Matz in the shorts and t-shirts, same as Gimenez to Rosario. But once a major league game begins, Peterson and Gimenez are showing the trait to adjust in real-time speed.
The New York Mets and Washington Nationals play the middle game of their three-game series Tuesday night. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field.
DeGrom is still deGrom, and the bullpen has shown flashes of improvement in recent times, but the Mets desperately need more from their starting rotation if they want to have any hope of going anywhere this season. It’s not particularly fair to Peterson to expect him to immediately be a stabilizing influence so early in his big league career, but nevertheless, that is the position that the team find itself in.