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Mets’ Trevor Williams saves bullpen after Walker implosion

Trevor Williams got overlooked to pitch in Saturday’s doubleheader against the Braves, but he may have saved the Mets in the process.

Williams delivered four innings of scoreless relief in the Mets’ 9-6 loss to the Braves on Friday, coming in for an ineffective Taijuan Walker in the second inning and mopping up his mess to make sure manager Buck Showalter still had arms. fee for the twin bill.

“A very valuable guy for us this year, especially with his versatility back and forth. [from the rotation to the bullpen]”, Showalter said. “Trevor has helped us a lot.”

Williams — who had pitched just one inning in the previous 13 days — provided significant length, throwing 52 pitches while keeping the Braves at bay. He was followed by Joely Rodriguez, Mychal Givens and Tommy Hunter (two sets).

Trevor Williams
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It remains to be seen if the Mets will have to call another fresh arm to protect themselves before the doubleheader.

David Peterson, who is due to start Game 1, should be used as the 27th man.

“We’re going to continue this conversation and see if there’s anything we need to do,” Showalter said. “It could be something.

“We’re going to look at all of our options and see if [general manager Billy Eppler] and everyone wants to do something.

Luis Guillorme was ejected at the plate by center fielder Michael Harris II in the second inning after being waved off by third baseman coach Joey Cora.

“It’s funny, we’ve played 106 games and [this is] the first time anyone talks about the third base coach,” Showalter said. “Joey did a great job there.”

Braves right-hander Ian Anderson buzzed Pete Alonso with a 92 mph fastball in the fifth inning. The pitch forced Alonso to hit the deck, but he went back to singles early in the Mets’ four-point rally.

“Anderson struggled to command his fastball all night,” Showalter said. “The unfortunate thing is that’s where people are throwing Pete and a lot of guys. These things will happen. It doesn’t make me happy. That doesn’t do Pete [happy]. It’s a reminder, he sticks his nose in there and goes right back to it. I hope everyone understands how difficult this is to do and how much it tests your courage. Every turn Pete responded to this.

David Peterson is expected to start Game 1 against Jake Odorizzi before Max Scherzer and Max Fried face off in the nightcap.

Infielder Kramer Robertson, who the Mets designated for an assignment on Wednesday, was claimed off waivers by the Cardinals. … Single-A outfielder Karell Paz received a 60-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Stanozol, a performance-enhancing substance.

Brett Baty has been named Eastern League (Double-A) Player of the Month for July. The 22-year-old third baseman hit .365/.435/.688 with eight homers during the month, reaching base safely in 21 of 23 games.

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