The New York Mets have survived a rash of injuries to start the year off with an NL-Central best 36-19 record. They've done that despite guys like Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer missing time.
But they might've finally caught a break, as Tylor Megill appears to be nearing a return to the mound.
Tylor Megill Injury Update
Megill made his first rehab start for Binghamton and was excellent. According to Jacob Resnick, Megill threw 53 pitches, struck out 5 batters and saw his fastball reach 97 MPH. All signs are pointing to a quick return to the mound for Megill.
Megill's 2022 numbers won't jump off the page, pitching to a 4.41 ERA with 37 strikeouts to 9 walks in 34.2 innings pitched. But that doesn't exactly tell the whole story, either.
If we remove his last start, when he gave up 8 earned runs in 1.1 innings pitched, things start to look a lot better. He entered that showing with a 2.43 ERA with 36 strikeouts and a .183 opposing batting average in 33.1 innings pitched.
If his rehab start is any indication, Megill should be getting back on track quite soon. And his return is great news for a Mets team that looks like a legitimate World Series contender, as NY has the third-best odds to win it all at +700 on FanDuel Sportsbook.