Kevin McGowan

Position: RHP
Born: 10/18/91
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 230
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the 13th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (NYM).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
5-4 with a 4.06 ERA and four saves in 44 games at Las Vegas (Triple-A), striking out 55 and walking 24 in 62 innings, while allowing 60 hits for a .243 BAA.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Las Vegas on August 22, when LHP Steven Matz went on the 10-day DL.
MLB Debut Date: 08/22/17

Debut Details
August 22, in a 7-4 loss to the Diamondbacks. The second of three pitchers, he allowed one run on two hits, walking two and striking out one in 1 1/3 innings. Of 38 pitches, 19 were for strikes. He inherited one runner, who scored. Coming on in the top of the fifth in relief of left-handed starter Tommy Milone with the Mets trailing 4-0 and David Peralta on second base with two outs, he gave up an RBI double to right to Paul Goldschmidt before getting J.D. Martinez to pop out to second base to end the inning. In the sixth, Brandon Drury grounded out to third, Ketel Marte lined out to shortstop and Adam Rosales struck out swinging for a 1-2-3 inning. In the seventh, though, Patrick Corbin led off by drawing a walk, Peralta singled to right and Chris Iannetta walked to load the bases with no outs, prompting the Mets to turn to right-handed reliever Hansel Robles. After he retired A.J. Pollock on a fly out to right, Goldschmidt drew a walk to force in Corbin with McGowan's lone run before Robles struck out Martinez and got Drury to fly out to end the damage.

Player Notes
A "debut-not," this was McGowan's second time around in the orange and blue before making his official debut, having had his contract purchased on August 13 when 2B Neil Walker was traded to the Brewers but not having gotten into a game before he was sent down on August 17. He did not get into a game between being sent down and called back up, though. Drafted originally out of Franklin Pierce University (Rindge, NH), this marks just his second year in relief, after combining to go 5-1 with a 2.35 ERA in 42 games between St. Lucie (High A), Binghamton (Double-A) and Las Vegas in 2016, striking out 83 and walking 22 while allowing 70 hits over 84 1/3 innings and limiting batters to a .228 average. He'd gone 6-11 with a 4.73 ERA in 26 games, mostly as a starter, between St. Lucie and Binghamton in 2015, prompting the shift in roles. He became the third Mets player to debut in August.