The Mets' six-man rotation experiment will officially begin this week, as Dillon Gee is ready to return from the disabled list. Gee will start on Wednesday in San Diego, following Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard, who are scheduled to start the first to games of the series.
Gee has a 3.86 ERA in five starts for the Mets this year. He landed on the disabled list May 8 after being diagnosed with a mild groin strain. Syndergaard has been taking his turn in the rotation since then and has lived up to his prospect hype so far, with a 2.55 ERA and nearly a strikeout per inning. He also launched quite a prodigious home run in his last start against the Phillies.
The six-man rotation is intended to keep innings down for young starters including deGrom, Syndergaard, and Matt Harvey in order to avoid shutting them down if they reach their innings cap before the season is over.