Mets announce their pitching rotation for opening series

Mets announce their pitching rotation for opening series

Per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, the Mets have announced their starting rotation for the opening series against Atlanta.

Noah Syndergaard will get the opening day start opposing Julio Teheran on April 3rd.  Followed by Jacob DeGrom in game two and Matt Harvey in game three.

The Mets have announced that Robert Gselleman will be a part of the rotation. It is unclear if he will start the fourth or fifth game of the season.

That depends on the health of Steven Matz who was just recently sidelined with “elbow soreness”. If Matz is good to go, he is the fourth starter on this team.

Matz threw a side session from 60 feet yesterday and felt comfortable and felt ready to go. However, the Mets may be cautious to begin the season.

If Matz is unable to go, The Mets may decide to put Zack Wheeler in the rotation and keep Seth Lugo as the long-man out of the bullpen. Wheeler, who missed the last two seasons rehabbing after Tommy John surgery, impressed in his last Spring Training start tossing five shutout innings.

The original plan was Zack Wheeler to open the season in extended Spring Training to continue building some arm strength but his performance so far warrants a spot on the Opening Day roster.

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