Pat Misch: Former Mets Pitcher (2009 - 2011)
Patrick Theodore Joseph Misch was born August 18th, 1981, in Northbrook, Illinois. The six-foot two left-handed pitcher attended Western Michigan University where he was twice named All-Mid-American Conference second team.
In 2003 he was signed by the San Francisco Giants in the seventh round.
MLB Debut: He made his debut on September 21st, pitching a scoreless 6th inning in a 9-4 loss to the Brewers. He would spend parts of the next two seasons with the Giants going 0-7 with a 4.96 ERA. In June 2009 he was placed on waivers & picked up by the New York Mets.
Mets Career: Misch made his Mets debut on June 24th pitching the 8th inning of an 11-0 Mets win. Misch would see middle to late relief thru the end of August. On August 22nd, he gave up a HR to the Phillies Chase Utley taking the loss.
On August 28th he was put into the rotation making his first Mets start. He pitched seven innings at Wrigley Field allowing just a run on six hits, but he earned no decision as the Mets went on to lose the game. On September 3rd, he earned his first Mets win with a seven inning two run performance in Colorado. He struck out three & gave up two HRs in the Mets 8-3 win.
From there he went on to lose his next three starts, first giving up five runs to the Marlins, then four runs to the Braves in a 6-0 loss & finally allowing eight runs on seven hits to the Braves at Citi Field. In that game he gave up three HRs in a horrible 11-3 loss.
On September 27th, Misch rebounded by throwing a complete game, eight hit shut out over the Marlins in Florida. He finished the year with a win over Houston.
He went 3-4 with a 4.12 ERA, striking out 23 batters & walking 19 in 59 innings while allowing 9 HRs & 27 runs in 22 appearances making seven starts.
2010: He began the year at AAA Buffalo going 11-4 second on the staff to Dillon Gee in wins. The team awarded him the MVP Award for that season.
Misch was brought up in August & got a start on August 14th, where he gave up four runs to the Phillies at Citi Field. Misch would lose all four starts he made month & entered September back in the bullpen. After five relief appearances he was given two more starts where he got no decisions. He closed out the dismal Mets season finishing off a 2-1 loss to the Nationals in 14 innings.On the year he was 0-4 with a 3.82 ERA striking out 23 batters walking 4 in 37.2 innings in 12 appearances with six starts.
2011: Misch would get an April call up to the Mets & pitch two innings in Atlanta on April 16th. On May 13th he came in relief in the 6th inning & held down the Astros thru the 7th. The Mets put up four runs in the 8th inning, earning him the win in a 6-4 Mets win.
From there Misch would finish off two Mets losses & make just four appearances getting designated for assignment at the end of May. At the end of September, he was granted free agency.
He would get signed by the Phillies, Tigers, Marlins & Brewers but not make the major leagues again, pitching in the minors thru 2015.
Career Stats: In his six-year career he made 78 appearances making 24 starts going 4-15 with a 4.80 ERA. He struck out 116 batters walked 57 in 200.2 innings.
Chinese Pro Baseball League: In 2015 he pitched in the Chinese Professional League. He would get three starts in the Taiwan Series, including pitching a no hitter in Game #7, the first no hitter in that series' history. He tossed his historic no hitter as the Mets were playing the Royals in the 2015 World Series.
He would also pitch for the Orix Buffaloes of Nippon Pro Baseball in 2016 then the Maryland Blue Crabs of the Atlantic League in 2017.