Mets Call Up Drew Gagnon To Start Tuesday

July 09, 2018 - 6:45 pm


The Mets are calling up Drew Gagnon (pronounced GAHN-yo) to start against the Phillies Tuesday night at Citi Field. Gagnon intended to spend his down time during the Triple-A All Star break at the Grand Canyon, but the news that he would make his big-league debut Tuesday canceled those plans. 

Gagnon was drafted in 2011 in the third round by the Brewers, and finally will get his MLB debut. The 28-year-old right-hander has a 4.67 ERA over 96 1/3 innings in triple-A Las Vegas this season, but has been better of late. He had a 3.08 ERA in June and allowed two runs in six innings last Wednesday. 

“He’s been pitching really good in Triple-A,” Mickey Callaway said. “Really good changeup, and he’s very aggressive with his fastball. He throws it in the zone.”

Gagnon has a career ERA of 4.78 and 5.86 in triple-A, but with the Mets not having many pitching options, they are going to give Gagnon a chance and see if he can give them anything. With the Mets at 35-51, he can't do any worse for them.