NY Mets overreaction: The team will have the best rotation the entire time Jacob deGrom is out
The New York Mets have gotten some incredible starting pitching while the best pitcher in baseball has been on the injured list. deGrom figures to be out until at least some point in June, so the Mets hopefully will continue to get that elite starting pitching.
The Mets rotation has pitched to a 2.44 ERA through the first month of the season which is ridiculously good. That's with the Mets using seven different starters including David Peterson and Trevor Williams. Peterson was supposed to begin the season in AAA and Williams is a reliever.
Tylor Megill has a 1.93 ERA through five starts and started the no-hitter. Chris Bassitt has a 2.25 ERA. Max Scherzer has a 1.80 ERA. Even Carlos Carrasco has pitched extremely well despite his hiccup in St. Louis.
The Mets starter has gone at least the first five inning without allowing a run nine times in the teams first 22 games. In 41% of the Mets games thus far the Mets have not allowed a run through five innings. This has given them an incredible chance to score first and build a lead to not surrender. It's been the key to success for the Mets.
It's just not sustainable to be this good without deGrom. Last season the Mets completely folded once he got hurt. They've done remarkably well this season and have way better talent in the rotation, but it still won't sustain until deGrom returns from injury, whenever that may be.