The Atlanta Braves’ 13-1 barrage against the New York Mets was slow and painful. Over four hours, there was a 55-minute rain delay. You may also have lost part of your rotation in the process.
Carlos Carrasco After the Mets got the ball to start the series in Atlanta and struggled until the second inning, it started to rain. When the Mets returned to finish the frame, Carrasco retired from the side, which was clearly not right as he headed for the clubhouse upon returning to the dugout.
Mets reliever Medley and position player Darrin Ruff finished out the New York game in a game that they hoped would simply be postponed due to inclement weather.
The Mets will learn more about Carrasco’s condition later today, but it would be a huge blow to the team’s army if he is forced to miss any significant amount of time.
What options do you have in the short term?
Mets have a southpaw David Peterson Back in Philadelphia this weekend for one of two doubleheader matches.
The team may need it as there’s not another off day until Wednesday, August 24th. Trevor Williams It can even start at some point.
Luckily for New York in 2022, they have the depth to battle an injury to one of their starters.
Peterson and Williams should be good enough to weather the storm in this next series of games, and if Carrasco has to miss more time, Peterson could win the ball every five days. high.
But when it comes to dealing with injuries other than Carrasco, the Mets don’t have much of a farm system lagging behind Peterson and Williams.
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However, that’s something the team doesn’t want to think about.
Who is Tyler Megill?
When the Mets are right-handed, Tyler Megillrecovery from injury, and as a relief.
Megill’s big arm could play well for them outside the bullpen, but it raises questions about whether they’d consider bringing him back as a starter if their rotation needs a spark. .
The team’s bullpen also has some question marks, and with just under two months left in the season and the Mets considering a favorable schedule in September, keeping Megil for a spot in the bullpen is the right solution. Likely to be. However, he is an option if you want. I have to imagine.
left handed Joey Luchesi He could return this season, and has started in the past, but both he and Megil are options that need to be pieced together in the future, if the team really needs rotation help. The last one is not disastrous.
Losing Carrasco for any significant amount of time would be a huge blow to the rotation of a very good team.
Hopefully the Mets pulled Carrasco early enough to avoid the worst.
When Jacob deGrom When Max Scherzer fixed rotation, Chris Basit When Taijuan Walker Behind them they are in good hands.
That said, losing a man with a 1.69 ERA in his last seven games by Tuesday will be a difficult pill to swallow.