By: Michael Ganci

Tylor Megill to start for Mets on Opening Day


Never did I think I would be writing this, but Tylor Megill, who was slated to open the season in Triple-A Syracuse, will now pivot to starting Opening Day in Washington, D.C. against the Nationals.

Megill, 26, made 18 starts for the Mets in 2021, going 4-6 with a 4.52 ERA. He had a nice spring as well, as he didn’t give up a run in 6.2 innings. The 2018 eighth round pick will be facing some new faces, such as Nationals DH Nelson Cruz and catcher Keibert Ruiz, and some familiar ones as well, including some people’s nominee for the best hitter in the game, Juan Soto.

With Jacob DeGrom sidelined for at least four weeks (before evaluation) and Max Scherzer nursing a sore hamstring, Buck Showalter went with Megill, likely because he did not want to mess with the timing of his other starters, such as Chris Bassitt, Carlos Carrasco or Taijuan Walker. In regards to Walker, he’s been dealing with some soreness as well, so you’d wonder if he’s going to take his first scheduled turn in the rotation, or if a guy like David Peterson gets the ball.

Either way, the Mets need to tread water while Jake is out, and Max will help them do that. I am not overreacting, and I think the Mets will be just fine. Be excited Mets fans, because by this point tomorrow, Mets baseball is back.

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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