By: Stache Staff

The Future is Now


It’s an exciting time to be a Mets’ fan. After being told we’d have to wait another year for promise following the Matt Harvey injury, the Mets are seemingly throwing caution to the wind by calling up two of their up-and-coming pitching prospects, Rafael Montero and Jacob DeGrom.

Montero this season is 4-1 with a 3.67 ERA for Las Vegas, while DeGrom is 4-0 with a 2.58 ERA. Initially, DeGrom was expected to go into a struggling Mets’ bullpen, but he will get the ball tomorrow against the Yankees with Dillon Gee heading to the disabled list with a  lat strain. Montero takes the spot of Jenrry Mejia, who’s been moved into a late-inning bullpen role. Mejia has shown some great moments, but his inability to thrive in the middle innings led to the change.

Tonight, the Mets take a glimpse into their future, which we all know revolves around pitching. Offensively, you can conclusively say that David Wright is the only surefire member of this team here for the long haul, but if the stars align, the pitching could be a nightmare for opponents for years to come. We saw what Matt Harvey could do last season, but Tommy John Surgery has caused him to miss the season. Dillon Gee has been consistent, even without his best stuff, and one can only hope this lat injury doesn’t turn into a lingering problem.

I will be there firsthand tonight to witness Rafael Montero’s debut, just like I was for the home debut of David Wright and home debut of Matt Harvey.

Hopefully, I will remember this night as being something special. Even if Montero is great, it may not be enough. The Yankees have some guy named Tanaka on the mount.

Let’s go Mets!

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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