The New York Mets are back in the big dance.
With last night’s 7-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers, the Mets punched their ticket to October for the first time since 2016.
Max Scherzer dominated the Brewers lineup, throwing six perfect innings en route to his 10th victory of the season.
New York won its 94th game of the year and remained a game ahead of the Atlanta Braves in the NL East.
After the game, Jacob deGrom was asked about how the postseason rotation could potentially line up for the Mets and whether he’d start Game 1 or Game 2, to which he replied, “I’m not in charge.”
Asked if he's pitching Game 1 or Game 2 of the Mets' first postseason series, Jacob deGrom grinned. "I'm not in charge," he said.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 20, 2022
deGrom Stays Diplomatic
deGrom did a good job playing it off here.
You know he wants to start Game 1 if he gets the chance.
Ultimately, pitching in the postseason is an honor in and of itself, so it ultimately won’t matter to him which game he starts, but you can bet that he really wants to start the first game of whichever playoff series the Mets find themselves in.
Will they clinch the NL East and get home-field advantage in the NLDS, or will they ultimately end up in the Wild Card series playing the Philadelphia Phillies?
Time will tell, but there’s no way to know yet who the Mets will choose to start a potential Game 1.
deGrom and Scherzer would be the top two choices, and you really can’t go wrong with either of them.
Buck Showalter will have a tough decision to make here soon.
But deGrom did a nice job of being diplomatic, even though he most likely is itching to be the Game 1 starter in the Wild Card Series or in the NLDS.