Mets’ Chris Schwinden Takes Ball Against Rockies In Mike Pelfrey’s Absence

Chris Schwinden (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Chris Schwinden (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (WFAN) – As the Mets kick off a three-game series in Colorado on Friday night looking for their fourth consecutive victory, the club turns to Chris Schwinden to make his first start of the season.

The 25-year-old right-hander is taking the place of Mike Pelfrey, who will likely undergo reconstructive surgery and miss the rest of the 2012 campaign. He was recalled on Thursday after Robert Carson was sent down to the Minors.

A 43rd-round draft pick of the Tigers in 2004, Schwinden went 2-2 with a 2.05 ERA in 22 innings at Triple-A Buffalo this season before getting the call to Flushing. The California native started four games for the Mets last season, going 0-2 with a 4.71 ERA in 21 innings.

Mets manager Terry Collins is expected to keep his options open in regard to who takes Pelfrey’s full-time spot in the starting rotation.

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