The New York Mets officially punched their ticket to the 2022 MLB postseason with their win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday. Making the Mets' return to the playoffs even more impressive is the fact they've played most of the year without ace Jacob deGrom, who's only recently rejoined the rotation.
After Monday's win, deGrom was asked about the Mets' potential pitching plans ahead of the postseason.
The two-time Cy Young winner smiled when asked if he would be starting Game 1 or 2 to begin the playoffs, but only said "I'm not in charge." It's possible that decision hasn't been made, and even if it has, it makes zero sense for deGrom to give his opponents an advantage by knowing that information ahead of time.
This year will mark deGrom's second appearance in the playoffs. He logged four starts during the 2015 postseason, including Game 1 of the NLDS and Game 2 of the World Series. He was an impressive 3-1 in October, recording a 2.88 ERA and 29 strikeouts across 25.0 innings.
As long as deGrom stays healthy, New York's rotation will be a huge challenge for opposing bats in the playoffs. Thanks to that treasure of pitchers, the Mets own thet third-highest odds to win the World Series (+500), according to FanDuel Sportsbook. They're also -230 to capture the NL East title over the Atlanta Braves (+170) and Philadelphia Phillies (+55000).
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