But one thing that always seems to bedevil the Mets year in and year out is the injury bug.
It was bad enough without deGrom, but in last night’s 5-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, two Mets pitchers exited the game early due to injuries.
Veteran starter Taijuan Walker left the game after two scoreless innings due to right shoulder irritation, while reliever Trevor May exited with possible arm fatigue after allowing a run in his inning of work, adding insult to injury as the Mets coughed up a late 4-0 lead in the eighth inning.
Mets manager Buck Showalter says that he does not believe that the injuries are severe but also stresses that there is no way of knowing for sure at this moment.
Taijuan Walker (right shoulder irritation) and Trevor May (possible arm fatigue) will both receive MRIs. Buck Showalter downplayed the severity for both, "but you don't really know until you get in there and look at them."
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) April 12, 2022
More Bad Luck
If these two pitchers land on the injured list, it will be more bad news for the Mets, who came into this season with such promise.
The Mets seemingly just cannot catch a break, whether it be bad luck on the field or injury troubles.
Having three key pitchers go down is the last thing they need, even this early in the season.
The Mets will need to be healthy in their rotation if they plan on competing in an ever-competitive National League East division.
Their rotation is already off to a pretty solid start, but injuries could quickly derail that success if they continue to mount.
Of course, the MRIs both pitchers will receive today will determine next steps.