In the second half of the season, the New York Mets carry a huge advantage against their opponents, and that is their starting rotation.
The New York Mets made a plethora of moves this past offseason to turn the team into a perennial World Series contender, with their biggest being signing Max Scherzer to a three-year contract. So far, the team has lived up to their lofty expectations entering the final two months of the regular season. When it comes to the second half of the season, it was their starting rotation that has led the way.
Since July, three of the four leaders in ERA are none other than Scherzer, Carlos Carrasco, and Chris Bassit, each of whom have numbers below 2.00.
Those numbers come courtesy of the tweet below.
Mets rotation is going to be scary entering end of the season
Alongside Scherzer, Chris Bassit was another of New York’s big offseason moves, as they acquired him from the Oakland Athletics. Carrasco was acquired by the team last year in the Francisco Lindor trade with the Cleveland Guardians.
The rotation has been stout throughout the majority of the year. Yet, the Mets still had ace Jacob deGrom waiting in the wings, as he recovered from a stress reaction of his right scapula. After rehabbing the injury, deGrom made his return to the team on Aug. 2. And deGrom looked like his old self once he stepped onto the mound.
Through three starts, with the latest being on Aug. 13 against the Philadelphia Phillies, deGrom holds a 1.62 ERA and a 0.42 WHIP. Perhaps the most telling statistic of them all is that he struck out 28 batters in total, and only walked one.
Entering the season, the Mets rotation looked terrifying on paper Now, they are living up to the hype. If they can keep it up for the remainder of the campaign, it will be hard to pick against them when it comes to choosing who will be the NL representative entering the World Series.