Seth Lugo: 'Never Know What You're Going To Get With Me'

Mets Pitcher Joined Mike Francesa

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March 11, 2019 - 3:07 pm

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By WFAN.com

Seth Lugo was a big part of the Mets pitching staff last season. He's been used as both a starter and a reliever. He enters the 2019 season season as part of the bullpen as he will be their long man and middle reliever. He's expected to get the ball to Jeurys Familia and Edwin Diaz. 

Lugo joined WFAN's Mike Francesa Monday to break down what makes him so effective.

"The hardest part about me is you never know what you're going to get because I'm throwing five different pitches at you at any count," Lugo told Francesa. "I kind of take pride in being able to throw every pitch in any count. I've thrown the same fastball, changeup, sinker, slider, curveball....I've thrown all those pitches since high school. I'm very comfortable throwing those pitches. That helps move my confidence." 

Does Lugo know exactly what his role will be going into the season? 

"They haven't told me I'll be pitching the 5th or 6th," said Lugo. "They told me it will be similar to the majority of the season last year. For the majority of the season it was bridge to the backend of the bullpen, which is multiple innings sometimes, which I enjoy. I would love to pitch all nine innings if I could. That's a good spot for me to be. I think there's where I'll fit in this year." 

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With a revamped bullpen and an improved lineup, Lugo expects big things from this team.

"I think we're gonna have a great team," Lugo said. Watching these guys, they're just knocking the cover off the baseball, every one of them. With our bullpen depth and starting pitching, I think we are going to have a killer year."

Lugo, 29, loves what he sees out of the lineup and some of the youth that has been hitting well this spring. 

"Especially with the young guys. They came in looking great, a few guys coming in excellent shape, compared to year's past," said Lugo. "You can tell they are competing against themselves. That's what's giving them the edge they kind of lacked in previous years. I'm not sure what Chili is doing to them, but these guys are just swinging the bats so well. It's really impressive to see." 

You can listen to the entire interview above. 

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