5 predictions for the Mets with 100 games left in the 2023 season

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A 30-32 record isn’t ideal. The New York Mets fought their way three games over .500 with a sweep against the Philadelphia Phillies concluding last week. They haven’t won a game since.

We’re at an important mile marker right now. After playing 62, it means there are 100 left to go. The beating they’ve received against the Atlanta Braves these past two days have pushed them further back in the National League East standings. Not all hope is lost. There is enough road to accelerate and catch up to their hated foe.

What should we expect out of the Mets in these next 100 games? Let’s put down some predictions.

1) NY Mets prediction for the final 100 games: The starting pitching staff carries the team

The starting pitching staff for the Mets hasn’t been nearly as good as it should’ve been. A brutal performance out of David Peterson did major damage to the overall team numbers. A few bad starts from others, even Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander, have made it difficult for the Mets starting rotation to finish with the elite totals many of us would’ve predicted. 

The MLB season is a long one. Over the next 100 games, I’m predicting the starting rotation figures it out.

We’ve seen Scherzer already improve. Verlander hasn’t been as atrocious either. Questions remain with them and everyone else. We do need to see more before throwing our full trust into them.

But that’s the fun part about predictions anyway, right? There’s a lot of gut and faith put into them.

For some specifics, Scherzer and Verlander will each have numbers close to their career averages. It’s more than acceptable for them. Kodai Senga will be pampered and excel with regular additional rest. The burden of having to cater to him in this regard will mean a few spot starts for Peterson and Tylor Megill. Carlos Carrasco will be a serviceable fifth starter while Jose Quintana stuns us all and comes back to be one of the better pitchers in the league down the stretch with our biggest complaint being how he never reaches the end of the sixth.