'Boomer And Gio': What's Going On With Mets' Starting Pitching?

Boomer and Gio
April 16, 2019 - 9:49 am
   The Mets' Noah Syndergaard reacts after allowing a two-run homer to the Phillies' Maikel Franco on April 15, 2019, at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

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By WFAN.com

The Mets pulled out a nice win Monday night, beating the Phillies 7-6 in 11 innings. But the following morning, WFAN's Boomer Esiason couldn't help but be concerned about the Mets' starting pitching.

Noah Syndergaard gave up five runs on nine hits and three walks over five innings. That came a day after Jacob deGrom had his second straight subpar outing. 

"Syndergaard basically pooped the bed. Again," Esiason said on the "Boomer and Gio" show. "I mean, I don't know what's going on with these starting pitchers ... especially the top-end pitchers that are supposed to be so dominating. They keep telling us how great they are, and I know deGrom is, but Syndergaard hasn't really proved much this year."

Esiason's co-host, Greg Giannotti, tried to focus on the positive -- the Mets' explosive offense.

"Wouldn't you rather it this way, though, where the starting pitchers with a track record might be struggling early but the offense that you didn't really know what you were going to get this year has been consistent?" Gio asked. 

"I was always worried about the Mets' offense, and the Mets' offense has been amazing. I love the fact that I have confidence in this team to get the lead back or to come back in a game."

Esiason said he loves the Mets' offense, too, "but I want to see a much more complete team" and "the starting pitching's got to be better."

To listen to the open from Tuesday's show, in which Boomer and Gio also discuss Russell Wilson's new contract with the Seahawks, click on the audio player above.

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