To say that Manny Acosta has struggled this year with the New York Mets would be an understatement.
Coming into yesterday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies Acosta was pitching to a 10.80 era. With both Pedro Beato and Jenrry Mejia both playing rehab games it was important for Acosta to start pitching well to keep his spot in the bullpen. In the eighth inning Mets down 5-4, Mets manager Terry Collins gave the ball to Acosta. He gave up a single to the first two batters that faced him. Not a good start to the afternoon for Acosta; however Acosta got Phillies outfield Shane Victorino to go down swinging for the first out of the inning.
Next batter Ty Wigginton smacked a 0-1 pitch into the leftfield seats for a three run homerun; which gave the Phillies an 8-4 lead. A lead they would never give up. According to the New York Post Acosta is being sent to the Mets Triple A team and is being taken off of the 40 man roster. The Mets called up pitcher Chris Schwinden to replace Acosta in the bullpen. Acosta is now 0-1 with an 11.86 era in 22 innings pitched.
Written by HS News Sports Writer: Tim Horodyski