Summer is not quite officially here but with schools ending all around the country and teenage skateboarders practically taking over the country in front of convenience stores nationwide, it very well feels like it. Wouldn’t you know, the New York Mets are also playing some meaningful baseball games. Baseball is the sport of the summer and there’s plenty to look forward.
For the Mets, it’s these five stories we can look forward to unfolding as we blast our air conditioning and douse ourselves in sunscreen.
1) Mets pitching duo of Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer going back-to-back
The first time Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer pitch on back-to-back days will be a national holiday for Mets fans. deGrom has been out all year and Scherzer has missed significant time already. Both are expected to make a full recovery. At some point, the Mets will have them both back on the roster and possibly taking the mound on consecutive days.
Even if the rotation lines up another way, having two of the best pitchers in baseball in the rotation is a story Mets fans have eagerly awaited all 2022-year-long. The healthy arms they have put on the hill every five days have been effective but nothing compares to what deGrom and Scherzer can accomplish.
Neither pitcher will be able to contend for a Cy Young because of the amount of time missed. But with the pair already owning several of those “best pitcher” awards, who really cares? This is about winning a championship.
The Mets may never have a duo like these two in the rotation ever again. Every start they make will be a memorable one.