Across the MLB, the New York Mets are likely considered the hardest-hit team by injuries in 2021. It seems like one after another after another.
One member of the starting rotation, David Peterson, has avoided that injury bug. Until now. On Thursday, the Mets announced that their 25-year-old starter will not make his next scheduled start after dealing with a side injury.
David Peterson Injury Update
From a health standpoint, Peterson has been the most consistent member of the Mets rotation in 2021. He's made 15 starts on the year and hasn't gone more than eight days between scheduled start. However, he exited Wednesday night's contest after just 3.0 innings of work.
During the game, this could have been viewed as pulling him for poor performance -- the lefty allowed six runs, five earned over that span. But, it was later revealed this is actually an injury issue and something that Mets fans will groan when hearing.
Peterson has not been consistent with his on-field performance in 2021. In those 15 starts, he owns a 5.40 ERA and 1.396 WHIP in 66.2 innings. The home runs and walks have been an issue as Peterson averages 1.5 home runs and 3.9 walks per nine innings.
Regardless, the Mets still sit in first place in the NL East with their 41-35 overall record. New York also owns the second-best odds (+900) to win the World Series on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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