2 strengths, 1 weakness showed in the series split against the Dodgers

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The Mets showed their strength of not relying exclusively on their top starting pitchers

If the Mets were going to lose two and win two, you would have probably guessed the games started by Taijuan Walker and Chris Bassitt would have been the victories. Instead, it was the ones started by the replacements that resulted in New York victories.

David Peterson didn’t get the win on Saturday nor was Trevor Williams able to get the W on Sunday. However, each pitched strongly and kept the team in the game. It’s all the Mets could have asked for from the pair as Buck Showalter outmanaged Dave Roberts by knowing the playbook and doing things like pulling Peterson in the middle of an at-bat.

When the year began, the Mets were going to win a lot of games with their starting pitchers. This has been the case often but they showed this weekend they can also be victorious with even just a couple of good innings out of a member of their starting pitcher reserve mob.

Typically, relying so heavily on one part of your roster leads to a lot of missed opportunities. This isn’t the case with the 2022 Mets. They are balanced. They get just as many wins from their pitching as they do their offense.

The Dodgers should fear the Mets. The Amazins might be the only other complete team in the National League.