Mets RHP Corey Oswalt allowed two runs in five innings against the Nationals on Saturday in what was his longest outing since Aug. 16.
The only runs allowed came in the bottom of he third when he allowed a two-run homer to Trea Turner. Oswalt has pitched well since allowing five runs on four hits without recording an out against the Dodgers on Sept. 4.
"[Oswalt] has got enough weapons to go out there and compete and he's been doing that for us quite a bit," manager Mickey Callaway said after Saturday's game.
The right-hander has split time between the rotation and the bullpen in his first season in the majors, and right now he' filling in for Zack Wheeler, whose season has ended due to his workload.
"The shuffling back and forth is just how the game goes sometimes, what the team needs," Oswalt said. "But it's nice to be on a little routine and building off that."
Oswalt, a rookie, has a 6.08 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 41 strikeouts in 16 games this season, including 11 starts.