2 reasons Mets fans should be worried, 1 why reason they shouldn't be

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It has been a frustrating start to the month of June so far for the New York Mets. Coming off getting swept by the Atlanta Braves in a series they could have won a game or two, their luck did not turn around in their weekend series against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park as they lost two out of three in that matchup which wrapped up an abysmal 1-5 road trip.

The team now sits at 30-34 on the season and is in fourth place with the Marlins and Phillies jumping in front of them as the Mets have complied a woeful 2-8 start to the month of June. Can this team start to turn things around with the rest of June's schedule not getting any easier or will the Mets continue to fall downhill in a so far very disappointing start to their season? What are the two main reasons why Mets fans should be worried about the start to this season but 1 that still gives them a little bit of hope?

1. NY Mets fans should be worried about the starting pitching

For the longest time, starting pitching has been a strength for the New York Mets. And with your top two arms in your rotation being Cy Young Award winners multiple times, this year should be no different. But think again!

This Mets rotation has been a shell of themselves have struggled so much to go deep into ballgames. When the Mets brought in veteran Justin Verlander to fill the void Jacob deGrom left, we thought he would be able to replicate the Cy Young campaign he put up with the Astros in 2022. But he has been anything but that in 2023. Sure he's had a couple of solid starts here and there for the Mets, but as of late, he's really been struggling.

He went just three innings in his last outing against the Braves giving up five runs in that start and has actually given up five runs or more in three out of his seven starts. Max Scherzer has not been doing that well either as he has been having a very up-and-down season with his ERA sitting at 3.71. Tylor Megill has also been a disaster for the Mets this season and with his ERA in the high five's, he may not be around for much longer.

Rookie Kodai Senga has been giving Mets fans some hope especially after his strong start against the Pirates on Saturday going seven strong, he still has not found any consistency. Right now, the Mets are in the bottom of the National League in starters going seven innings or more in 2023 and as a pitching staff entirely, have given up a major league-high 90 home runs. The starting pitching has been problematic and hard to watch at some points and if they don't turn things around, this team won't go anywhere in 2023.