The biggest reason Mets fan should be worried after opening weekend

Milwaukee Brewers v New York Mets
Milwaukee Brewers v New York Mets / Adam Hunger/GettyImages

Opening Weekend for the New York Mets concluded on Sunday and it could not have gone any worse. After hopes for a rebound after 87 loss season in 2023, the Mets began 2024 getting swept by the Milwaukee Brewers making it the first time since 2014 that the Mets began their season at 0-3.

On top of that, the Brewers also seem to have the Mets number as they have gone 1-9 in their last 10 games against each other. Even though we are just one series in and still have a while to go to see if the Mets can right the ship, this should be the biggest concern for Mets fans after their first three games of 2024.

Why Mets fans should be worried about the starting pitching

Heading into this season, we all knew that the starting pitching may be a concern for New York, especially with ace Kodai Senga beginning the season on the injured list with a shoulder injury. But this first weekend of Mets baseball should be one of concern after the top three pitchers of the rotation did not pitch at a high level.

The Mets sent Jose Quintana, Luis Severino and Tylor Megill to the mound for the first three games and they were anything but consistent. Quintana and Megill could not make it past the fifth inning and as a matter of fact, Megill only pitched four innings against Milwaukee on Sunday. Even though Severino pitched five innings, he was simply not sharp as he tied his career high giving up 12 hits as well as six earned runs, a home run and he balked in a run. Quintana and Megill also were disappointments in their first outings as Megill walked four batters in his four innings pitched and Quintana despite allowing only two free passes, still gave up six hits in 4.2 innings pitched and a home run.

This rotation is not stable enough to pitch the rest of the way unless Megill, Quintana and Severino turn things around in their next several starts. Senga may still have a long way to go to return and the Mets can't afford to use their bullpen arms early in games. The Mets rotation is a huge concern after the first weekend of the season and it needs to be addressed.