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NY Mets: 3 observations we all made from the first 3 months of 2021

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets gets in action against the Philadelphia Phillies during a game at Citi Field on June 26, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets gets in action against the Philadelphia Phillies during a game at Citi Field on June 26, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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Jun 26, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) back in the dugout after giving up a run in the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets are wrapping up the month of June in a pretty good position. They’ve managed to more than stay alive in the playoff hunt despite missing many of their best players.

We’ve all developed a position about the club by now and have somewhat of an idea of what they can accomplish. However, with so many injuries and three months left to go, the final result guess you have may be as good as what anyone else can muster.

Three months soon in the books, I thought it was time to look back and made a few observations from April, May, and June.

The Mets pitching staff is playoff-worthy and more than enough to carry them through some tough games

You remember in Wayne’s World when Wayne and Garth would bow and say “We’re not worthy” to rock stars, babes, and anyone else they admired? That’s how I feel about the Mets pitching staff this year. The trio of Jacob deGrom, Marcus Stroman, and Taijuan Walker has been brilliant. Even the bullpen, for a nice change in recent history, has done well.

Every year we all get caught up in assuming the Mets pitching staff will be a strong part of the club. We’ve been fooled by recent clubs. Heading into this year, we had faith, but maybe not this much.

The big three have certainly exceeded expectations. It’s pretty amazing considering deGrom’s expectations are already through the roof and attracting lightning. Meanwhile, Stroman and Walker are well on their way to career years.

But let’s not forget about the bullpen arms. I’m not sure there has been a team from the start with this many trustworthy arms. While there have been shaky moments from guys like Miguel Castro and Trevor May, they’ve been mostly good.

In the postseason, big pitching matters a whole lot. The 2021 Mets have enough of it—as long as guys stay or get healthy.

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