The New York Mets have been banged up in recent weeks, yet they have managed to keep winning games.
A key starter who went down a couple of weeks ago, Tylor Megill, is about to return, though.
That qualifies as very good news for a team that needs to get healthy to maintain its lead in the NL East.
“Tylor Megill will pitch Friday says the manager,” New York Post’s Mike Puma tweeted on Thursday.
Tylor Megill will pitch Friday says the manager.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) June 9, 2022
He had been nursing a biceps injury, but is now set to return to the Mets’ rotation.
He only needed one minor league rehab start, in which he threw 53 pitches.
Megill Feels Healthy Now
The pitcher says his arm feels 100 percent now, and he seems ready to pick up right where he left off.
He ended up missing close to four weeks with the injury, which was diagnosed as biceps tendinitis.
He is 4-2 for the season, with a 4.41 ERA, a solid 1.13 WHIP, and 37/9 K/BB ratio in 34.2 innings.
The injury could have affected him in recent starts, because he was nearly unhittable in the early stages of the season.
In any case, the Mets are surely welcoming him back with open arms: they are 38-21 and hold a comfy seven-game cushion over the Atlanta Braves in the NL East standings.
Things will surely look up now that Megill is rejoining the rotation, and will improve even further when the two aces are ready to rejoin the team.
They are expected to return next month.
In the meantime, the Mets will have a nice little challenge for a few more weeks: keeping the top spot in the National League.