However, that hasn’t stopped them from earning the best record in baseball so far, at 12-5.
They already have a four-game cushion in the NL East division, and things could not be better in Queens.
deGrom could also return in about a month or less.
One of the primary driving factors behind that impressive record have been unexpected rotation contributors.
But the real MVP of the early-season Mets has been fellow starter Tylor Megill.
Or shall we say Cylor Megill?
“It’s CyLor Megill time and a series Win #LFGM @Mets #LGM,” a known Mets fan on Twitter wrote before Sunday’s game.
— ANGRY ALBANIAN ( ANDY ) (@albanian_angry) April 24, 2022
He Had Another Dominant Outing On Sunday
During Sunday’s game, he conceded only two earned runs in 6.2 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
He surrendered only five hits, a walk, and struck out seven in yet another dominant outing.
He retired the first eight hitters he faced in order.
For the season, in four starts, Megill has a 2.35 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP, with a 3-0 record and 22 strikeouts in 23 frames.
He has earned the right to remain in the Mets’ rotation even after deGrom and Walker are healthy, as he has been the most consistent arm of the unit in the early going.
With increased fastball velocity and improved secondary pitches, Megill has everything going on for him thinking about a potential, season-long breakout.
The right-hander has been extremely impressive, and fans are starting to recognize and memorize his name.