Boomer says Astros exposed Mets starting pitching: 'It's a huge concern'


The Mets ran into a dynamic Astros offense in Houston this week, and the result was an ugly one, as Trevor Williams and Carlos Carrasco were bombed for eight runs over 6.1 innings of work.

Boomer says the pair of losses resulted in a good team exposing what is currently a glaring weakness for New York, which has seen its division lead shrink to 4.5 games.

“Houston basically exposed their starting pitching,” Boomer said during Thursday’s show. “It is a huge concern for the Mets, and I think that’s one of the reasons why Max Scherzer wants to come back and pitch on Sunday.

“What they’re throwing out there right now, and against a good team like the Astros, they basically took advantage of it.”

Scherzer may make his return from an oblique injury on Sunday, while Jacob deGrom is trying to work his way to a rehab assignment, but he will need more than one rehab start since he hasn’t pitched yet this season. Tylor Megill is also shut down for at least three more weeks, while Carrasco could miss a start or more after exiting Wednesday’s game with back tightness.

Still, with Scherzer coming back, Gio is trying to keep calm.

“I’m not as freaked out about it because I know Scherzer is coming back,” Gio said. “But yeah, it is concerning that this continues to happen.”

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