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3 reasons why the Mets will win the National League East

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3) The Mets have elite and deep starting pitching, even with an injury or two

The Mets invested so much money into their pitching that it would have been a disappointment if the Mets were even in the middle of the park with their rotation. With the likes of Max Scherzer, Jacob deGrom, and Chris Bassitt headlining the game’s scariest rotation come October, it would make sense that they have the advantage in pitching matchups at least three out of every five games all by themselves.  

Obviously, Scherzer and deGrom are already intimidating just by their brands, but Bassitt’s arsenal of pitches and experience (and some quotes too) make him such an imposing matchup for the teams he may be facing down the stretch, and not many of them can match up with him.  

The Mets didn’t have to worry about adding starting pitching at the deadline unlike their other rivals because it was so deep that it could withstand injuries. Carlos Carrasco is expected to miss another 2 to 3 weeks with an oblique issue, while Taijuan Walker has a back issue and couldn’t make his scheduled start on Sunday.

The pitching is the reason this team is favored to win most of their remaining games. 

Best of all, they have a couple of other pitchers to back them up where needed, such as David Peterson, Trevor Williams, and if the team decides to stretch him back out to the rotation, Tylor Megill. 

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