The team sits atop the National League East division by two-and-a-half games over the defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves.
They also boast a record of 7-3, which is the second-best in the National League thus far, sitting behind only the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers.
They are also without veteran right-hander Taijuan Walker, so the starting rotation is down two key members.
But the Mets have kept trucking along without them, posting a 1.07 ERA through their first 10 games, which is the lowest in franchise history through the first 10 games of a season.
The Mets rotation's 1.07 ERA (without Jacob deGrom) is the lowest in franchise history through 10 games.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) April 17, 2022
Who Needs deGrom?
What a way to start if you’re the Mets.
The loss of deGrom is obviously a huge one, but the Mets are pitching like nothing ever happened.
It may only be 10 games, but to post such a low ERA in that stretch without arguably the best pitcher in all of baseball is extraordinary and it goes to show the depth of the Mets’ rotation, which was expected to be one of the best rotations in baseball entering the season anyway.
But again, to be able to manage without deGrom is impressive.
Scherzer of course is no stranger to being the ace of a pitching staff, so that has to help a little.
We’ll see how long the Mets can keep this up.
If they can keep it going, deGrom’s eventual return will be that much more impactful.