Now, the Mets can boast a rotation that includes both him and Max Scherzer.
However, since deGrom’s return, things haven’t exactly gone according to plan.
In fact, it has nothing to do with the performances of deGrom and Scherzer.
What does factor in here however is the fact the Mets are just 4-4 in games started by deGrom and Scherzer this year.
This can be chalked up to the two aces often times not getting enough run support, which is something that needs to change if the Mets are going to take a shot at a World Series title.
Starting with Jacob deGrom’s season debut on Aug. 2, the Mets are 4-4 in games started by deGrom or Max Scherzer.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) August 23, 2022
The Importance Of Run Support
Granted, Scherzer wasn’t exactly dominant last night against the New York Yankees, giving up four runs.
But he still pitched into the seventh inning and kept the Mets in the ballgame.
There’s no reason that the Mets shouldn’t be able to pick him up with the offense that they have.
The same can be said for deGrom, who in his first start back from the injured list, held the Washington Nationals to one run over five innings and struck out nine batters without allowing a walk.
New York lost that game by a final of 5-1, but with the offense they have, they should be able to support their aces, and it’s not that they can’t, it’s just that they haven’t.
That is going to need to change if the Mets want to get the most out of deGrom and Scherzer.
The rotation is truly scary, but they need run support in order to earn wins.