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Mets name Tylor Megill Opening Day starter

The New York Mets named their Opening Day starter on Wednesday.

Manager Buck Showalter told reporters that right-hander Tylor Megill will get the start against the Washington Nationals on Thursday.

Jacob deGrom would have been the Mets Opening Day starter, but he suffered a shoulder injury during spring training and will miss significant time.

Megill will become just the third different Mets Opening Day Starter over the last six seasons. DeGrom has gotten the last three Opening Day starts for the Mets, with Noah Syndergaard getting the two starts before that in 2017 and 2018.

Megill made his MLB debut for the Mets last June. He made 18 starts in 2021, posting a 4.52 ERA in 89.2 innings. He struck out 99 batters while walking 27.

Thursday’s game will start at 7:05 p.m.