The New York Mets find themselves at the top of the NL East division approaching the All-Star break despite going through a lot of changes with the starting rotation. Injuries to Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom has caused the team to lean on other pitchers, including seventh-year pro Trevor Williams.
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Williams has taken on a hybrid role for the Mets this season, meaning he has pitched out of the bullpen and as a starter. He has had his ups and downs, but he dominated the Miami Marlins with seven shutout innings on Thursday night. The 30-year-old is simply happy to help in any way he can.
"I'm proud that I am able to contribute for the guys in this clubhouse and for the fans."- Trevor Williams on his pitching role
It was Williams' best outing of the season as he racked up 7 strikeouts and only allowed two baserunners all night. On the year, he owns a 2-5 record to go along with a 3.76 ERA and 1.20 WHIP. He has also tallied 49 strikeouts compared to 14 walks in 52.2 innings (16 appearances, 8 starts).
Mets fans were glad to see Scherzer make his return from an oblique injury on Tuesday. They should be excited as deGrom continues to work his way through rehab starts as well. The idea of a fully healthy Mets rotation is scary considering they already own a respectable 3.80 ERA (No. 11 in MLB).
The Mets currently have the fourth-best odds to win the World Series at +700, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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