Steve Nogosek: Mets Pitcher (2019 - 2022)

Stephen James Nogosek
was born January 11th, 1995, in Roseville, California in the Sacramento area. The six-foot two right hander attended Woodcreek high school in Roseville, pitching for their baseball team, going went 8-0 in his junior year. He then attended the University of Oregon pitching for the Ducks baseball team.
After finishing his junior year, he was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the sixth round of the 2016 draft. The next year he was selected as a South Atlantic All Star for the A-ball Greenville Drive. On July 31st, he was traded along with Jamie Callahan & Gerson Bautista to the New York Mets for Addison Reed.

In 2018 he was a Florida State League All Star with the A-ball St. Lucie Mets before getting
promoted to AA Binghamton. In 2019 he started out at AA Binghamton & then was pushed up to AAA Syracuse. There he was 3-0 with a 1.15 ERA & two saves into June.

Mets Career: On June 19th, he was called up & made his MLB debut in a 7-2 loss in Atlanta. He gave up two singles got wo outs & was relieved by Daniel Zamora who then gave up a double with the runs charged to Nogosek. 

On June 26th, he came into an extra inning game at Philadelphia serving up the game winning walk off double from Jay Bruce.  On July 20th he came into the game in the 9th inning with leading 11-1 over the Giants. He gave up two HRs in the inning but Mets still son it 11-4 win. He made seven appearances going 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA finishing off six games.

On December 16th, 2019, he was designated for assignment to make a roster spot for Rick Porcello. He did not play in the 2020 Covid19 shortened season. In 2021 he went thru A- AA ball then was assigned to AAA Syracuse going 1-5 with a 5.14 ERA in 27 appearances.

He pitched in one game for the Mets on July 20th, coming in in the 2nd inning, giving up two HRs to the Reds taking the 4-3 loss in Cincinnati.

2022 Mets Wild Card Season: Nogosek made his return with the Mets on May 11th, pitching three scoreless against the Nat's in D.C. He made four appearances in May without giving up a run. 

On June 3rd he gave up a HR to the Dodgers Chris Taylor in a loss at L.A. After giving up a three run HR to Jake Cronenworth in San Diego he was sent back down to AAA Syracuse.

He returned on July 31st pitching two scoreless inning in Miami. He was back & forth to Syracuse seeing action in four more Mets games. 

On August 16th, he gave up two more HRs to Washington taking the 5-1 loss. Then the Braves got him for two runs in a 5-0 loss in Atlanta. On October 4th, he was credited with his first career victory as he pitched 2.2 innings of relief in the Mets 8-0 win over the Nationals. The win got the Mets to one game behind Atlanta.

On the year he made 12 appearances going 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA, striking out 21 batters walking 7 in 22 innings of work. At the end of the year, he was granted free agency.


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