Needing someone to fill Noah Syndergaard's spot in the rotation after hitting the IL, it looks like the Mets are dipping into their farm system.
According to The Post's Mike Puma, Walker Lockett will make his Mets debut in a spot start for Syndergaard on Thursday when New York opens up a four-game series against the Cubs.
Lockett has made four appearances (three starts) in Triple-A Syracuse this season, and has done well with a 3.28 ERA over 24.2 innings. His latest outing came on June 13, where he allowed two earned on six hits (one homer) while striking out four and walking one over 5.2 innings.
The last time Lockett threw in the bigs was for the Padres, facing the Phillies on Aug. 18, 2018. He allowed five earned runs on five hits (two home runs) while two strikeouts and two walks over 4.1 innings.
Syndergaard just hit the IL with a right hamstring strain that he sustained during his last start. However, it looks like he'll only miss this one start as he noted feeling in "tip top" shape before Monday's game against the Braves. Yesterday, he was seen doing agility drills in the outfield of SunTrust Park down in Atlanta.