September 19th, 2015
deGrom hasn’t been good lately. Neither has Harvey, or Syndergaard. Even Matz hasn’t been “spectacular”. And the other guys? Niese and Colon? Consistently inconsistent. And, to make matters worse, every critic wants to shut down the young guys. Buy and large, the Mets pitching staff is not having it’s most impressive month, but maybe that’s not so bad. Every rotation goes through it’s rough patches, and this is really the first long one of the season. After all, the NL East title is in th bag, and we are a few days away from tying the knot.
So, the big question is, will the arms show up when the lights shine bright in October? If the Mets are facing the Dodgers in the NLDS, and I’m 85% percent sure they will be, the rotation must show up. If Clayton Kershaw and Zack Grenkie are pitching game one and two, then Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey have to pitching game one and two.
While this all sounds fine, I’m seriously worried Collins is going to start Colon or Niese during game 1, only because of their “veteran” status. Now, I’m not going to complain about this because we haven’t even clinched a postseason berth yet, but something inside me thinks I’ll be questioning Collins game one starter decision real soon…..