On top of that, there were injury concerns for the newly signed Max Scherzer as well.
What once looked like the best rotation in all of baseball now looked to be in shambles.
But they sure aren’t pitching like they’re in shambles.
Scherzer made it back for his first career start as a Met and the rotation is off to a great start.
SNY reports on Twitter that the Mets rotation has logged the most innings of any starting rotation in all of baseball and has pitched to a microscopic 1.59 ERA.
Through the first series of the season, no starting rotation in MLB has thrown more innings than the Mets.
They've pitched to a sparkling 1.59 ERA ✨ pic.twitter.com/eoxqmZAMr4
— SNY Mets (@SNY_Mets) April 11, 2022
It’s still early in the season, and not having deGrom still hurts the Mets, but they don’t seem to have skipped a beat.
They just kept trucking along as the Mets took three out of four from their division rivals, the Washington Nationals, beginning the season at 3-1.
Led by Scherzer, the Mets rotation appears to be living up to the hype early on in the season.
They were picked by many to have the best starting rotation in all of baseball, and so far, they have pitched as if they are the best.
If this continues, deGrom’s eventual return will give them a major boost.
We’ll see if the Mets starters can keep this up.
So far, things have gone pretty well, and the team’s rotation looks to be pretty solid.
But there is still plenty of season left, and we’ll see if they can sustain this throughout the regular season.