The New York Mets are continually trying to fend off the Atlanta Braves in their quest to win the NL East title this season.
At 84-48, they are three games up in the standings, and are about to get some help from returning players.
So is Tylor Megill, who impressed to open the season as a starter, but then got injured and lost significant time.
Manager Buck Showalter won’t use a six-man rotation, at least not for the time being, so Megill will be used out of the bullpen when he returns.
He is on the right path.
“Tylor Megill struck out the side in his rehab start for Double-A Binghamton. Megill was up to 97 mph,” SNY Mets tweeted about the talented right-hander.
Tylor Megill struck out the side in his rehab start for Double-A Binghamton.
Megill was up to 97 mph 💪 pic.twitter.com/b8i8JqQ0D5
— SNY Mets (@SNY_Mets) September 2, 2022
Megill Could Be A Weapon Out Of The Bullpen
Talk about an impressive outing.
Megill’s stuff was just too much for Double-A hitters.
Pitching like this, one would imagine that he doesn’t have too many days left in the minors and that he will join the Mets very, very soon.
He has a high 5.01 ERA in nine starts this season, covering 41.1 innings.
However, with 47 strikeouts and a solid 1.21 WHIP, he has been better than his numbers suggest.
Megill figures to be quite a weapon out of the bullpen for the Mets, who need all the dominant arms they can possibly have with an eye on the postseason.
He will help set up for Edwin Diaz and the rest of the Mets’ late-inning relievers.