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Mets Trevor Williams saves bullpen after Taijuan Walker implosion

Trevor Williams knocked out Saturday's doubleheader against the Braves without considering pitching, but may have saved the Mets in the process. I have.

Williams brought relief as he scored four scoreless innings on Friday in the Mets' 9-6 loss to the Braves. Make sure the manager he Buck Showalter still has some fresh arms left for the twin bills.

"He's been a huge asset to us this year, especially his versatility, from the rotation to the bullpen," said Showalter. "Trevor helped us out a lot."

Williams—he had pitched just one inning in the last 13 days—provided significant lengths and kept the Braves at bay. He threw 52 pitches. He was followed by Joely Rodriguez, Mychal Givens and Tommy Hunter (2 innings).

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Game 1 starter David Peterson is expected to be 27th.

"Let's continue the conversation and see if we need to do anything," said Showalter. "There could be something.

"We'll look at all the options and see with [general manager Billy Eppler] if anyone wants to do something."

Luis Guirolme was thrown to the plate by center fielder Michael Harris II in the second inning after being swung around by third base coach Joey Cora.

"The funny thing is, we've played 106 of his games, but [this is] the first time anyone has ever trained a third base coach," Showalter said. "Joey did a great job there." Braves right-hander Ian Anderson beat Pete his Alonso in the fifth inning with a 92 mph fastball. The pitch forced Alonso to hit the deck, but he singled back early in the Mets' four-run rally.

"Anderson had a hard time controlling his fastball all night," Showalter said. "It's a shame where people market Pete and a lot of players. Those things happen. It doesn't make me happy. It doesn't make Pete [happy]. He sticks his nose in there and immediately I'm back there on I hope you all understand how difficult it is and how it tests your mettle.Every time Pete answered it."

David Peterson is set to start Game 1 against Jake Odorizzi, before Max Scherzer and Max Fried face off at Nightcap.

Infielder Kramer Robertson, the Mets' pick Wednesday, had his waiver revoked by the Cardinals. … Single-A outfielder Karel Paz was suspended for 60 games without pay after testing positive for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozol.

Brett Baty He was named Eastern of July He was named League (Double-A) Player of the Month. The 22-year-old third baseman is .365/.435/.688 and he hit eight home runs and was safely on base in 21 of 23 games.