TODAY'S PAPER
54° Good Afternoon
54° Good Afternoon
SportsBaseballMets

Mets' Schwinden performing well in Triple-A

Mets pitching prospect Chris Schwinden.

Mets pitching prospect Chris Schwinden.

With the Mets needing to call up at least one starter for Monday’s doubleheader against the Marlins, and possibly two, righthander Chris Schwinden probably deserves a shot for his performance at Triple-A Buffalo.

Schwinden, 24, began this season in the bullpen at Double-A Binghamton, but switched to a starting role when Dillon Gee was promoted to take Chris Young’s spot with the Mets. The Bisons probably didn’t notice the difference. Like Gee, Schwinden relies on location, with a fastball in the low 90s, a decent changeup and curveball.

Schwinden, a 22nd-round pick in the 2008 draft, is 7-7 with a 3.86 ERA in 24 starts for Buffalo. His last start was against Toledo on Wednesday, when he allowed nine hits and six earned runs in 5 1 / 3 innings.

Comments

We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.

New York Sports