Mets winning after Max Scherzer, Jacob deGrom injuries

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If you had been asked in March to sketch out a hypothetical downfall for the 2022 Mets — asked to guess, if this season was to go badly, what path it would take to get there — a practical answer might have gone something like this. Jacob deGrom cannot bounce back from the health issues that sidelined him in ’21. Due to injury, age or a maddening combination of the two, struggles lie in wait for Max Scherzer. Some level of classic Metsian farce ensues, and the whole endeavor falls apart, following the example of the rotation.

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