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As I'm writing this on May 20, 2022 the New York Mets are sitting on a 26-14 record, 7 games up on the Phillies in the NL East, and 0.5GB the Dodgers for first in the NL. The Mets went 14-7 in April, getting off to a hot start as they typically do, and have gone 12-7 thus far in May. Would be 11-8 if it weren't for a walk off yesterday by Pete Alonso.
As good as the start to the season has been, the storm clouds are brewing. Jacob deGrom has missed the entire season so far with a scapula injury, currently sitting on the 60 day IL. Even without him the team's starting pitchers are sitting with the 6th best ERA in baseball at 3.30. That's about to change though. First Trevor Megill was placed on the 15 day IL several days ago with bicep tendinitis in his throwing arm. Then this happened.
Lot's of questions at the time. Was he just tired? Was he just losing his stuff? Nope, worst fears confirmed.
First down deGrom, then Megill, and now Scherzer. The starting rotation is thinning out rapidly. The bullpen isn't fairing much better with Trevor May placed on the 60 day IL on May 15th due to a tricep injury. Is there positive news?
Maybe, however with this being the Mets organization and the Mets training staff, nothing is to be trusted. New year, same shit. A hot start to the year immediately wiped out by injuries and eventually poor play.
Give me tweets that won't age well for 1000 Alex (RIP).