2 Mets players who have redeemed themselves, 1 player still with something to prove

Jeff McNeil batting at Citi Field on May 15, 2022
Jeff McNeil batting at Citi Field on May 15, 2022 / Mike Stobe/GettyImages
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Mets pitcher Carlos Carrasco is quietly making a case for Comeback Player of the Year with consistent pitching.

Let’s face it. Carlos Carrasco’s season in 2021 was doomed before it started. He missed the first four months of the season with a torn hamstring, and by the time he threw his second pitch as a Met on July 30, he already had an earned run average against him. In 12 starts, he was 1-5 with a 6.04 ERA. And it was later revealed that Carrasco was pitching with a bone fragment in his elbow.

But any Mets fan would have been wise to throw away the tape from last year because of his injuries and that he would have a normal offseason. And that’s exactly what he had, and it was needed to bounce back from his rough first season following the big trade.

Carrasco has responded with a solid start to the 2022 campaign, as he is 7-2 with a 3.93 ERA in 68.2 innings that is inflated because of a couple of bad innings. But his consistency has helped the Mets out in a big way with the injuries the Mets are dealing with. He will have another chance to pad his win total tomorrow when he faces the Marlins.

Carrasco pitching well is such a good sign for this team and is a feel-good story following his leukemia diagnosis in 2019, and he is such a fun pitcher to root for.