New York will open up a three-game series at home against the San Diego Padres.
Scherzer will oppose Yu Darvish in the series opener.
Mike Puma of the New York Post announced the Mets’ pitching plans for the weekend series via Twitter.
The Mets enter the second half with a 58-35 record, the second-best record in the National League.
The Mets' rotation for the weekend: Scherzer, Bassitt and Carrasco.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) July 21, 2022
Scherzer Set To Open Mets Second Half
While the Mets await word on deGrom, they’re lucky to be opening up a key series with three of their best active pitchers.
The 37-year-old Scherzer is 6-1 with a 2.22 ERA in 11 starts this season.
Bassitt and Carrasco have also enjoyed successful seasons to this point.
It’ll be key for the Mets to have these starters available for such a big series with a contending team like the Padres.
And as it stands right now, they may not be too far off from getting deGrom back, depending on how his sim game goes.
If all goes well, the Mets could potentially slot him into their rotation next week behind the three starters going against the Padres this weekend.
But having Scherzer start the opener of the second half is key.
He’s the guy you want to start out with to set the pace.
He’s the ace of the staff as of now and the Mets will be looking for him to go out and set the tone for the rest of the season.