NY Mets Get Roasted By Fans After Announcing Verlander Injury Hours Before Opening Day

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The Mets are set to face the Miami Marlins on the Opening Day of the 2023 MLB season. Expectations for the New York Mets are sky-high this season after multi-billionaire owner Steve Cohen.

Max Scherzer is set to take the mound for the Mets on Opening Day. The team is in great hands with Scherzer who manufactures K’s as easily as Walter White makes blue meth.

But the Mets were dealt a setback hours before the first pitch of Opening Day… They announced that 40-year-old pitcher Justin Verlander, who is getting paid $43,333,333 this season, will be placed on the IL.

Verlander played in 28 games in 2022 but prior to last season, he’d been sidelined by injuries. He didn’t make an appearance in 2021 and only played in 1 game in 2020.

New York Mets fans greeted the team’s Justin Verlander injury announcement with the ‘here we go again’ spirit many come to expect from the franchise’s faithful. Mets fans chimed in with memes like these:

It’s always nonsense:

‘Hello darkness my old friend…’ playing in the background.

For context, here’s how much Justin Verlander is getting paid:

It’s kind of odd to see an actual Minor League Baseball team reply like this, isn’t it?

It’s going to happen. Not a doubt in my mind.

The New York Mets are +165 to win the NL East this season. They are +900 to win the World Series, only trailing the Yankees, Dodgers, Braves, and Astros.

Should the Mets actually be in contention to win it all this season they will need Verlander at his best. So here’s to hoping, for the sake of Mets fans and Justin, for a speedy recovery.

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