Mets Starters Dominate
The strength for the Mets coming into the season was their starting pitching. The depth has taken a hit, as Steven Matz and Seth Lugo both deal with elbow trouble. But, there is still plenty of talent remaining and the Braves witnessed that firsthand.
The Braves were unable to generate any offense against the Mets’ starting pitchers. Noah Syndergaard pitched on Opening Day and fired six shutout innings. He was forced from the game with a blister and the Mets scored all their runs after he was removed from the game. In Game 2, Jacob deGrom fired six shutout innings of his own, but the bullpen blew the game.
In Game 3, Matt Harvey pitched 6.2 innings. He picked up the win, surrendering only two earned runs. All three Mets starters went at least six innings and had a quality start. That is the exact type of start the Mets were hoping for, especially with their bullpen a little shorthanded while Jeurys Familia serves his suspension.