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Who are starting pitchers for Mets vs. Padres in Wild Card round of 2022 MLB playoffs?

We break down the pitching matchups for New York vs. San Diego in the first round of the postseason.

Max Scherzer of the New York Mets receives the ball during the third inning against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park on October 1, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

The No. 4 New York Mets take on the No. 5 San Diego Padres in the Wild Card round of the 2022 MLB playoffs. Game 1 is set for Friday, Oct. 7 at Citi Field in Queens. The entire series for the Wild Card round will be in New York. Below we’ll go over the pitching matchups for each game in the series.

Mets starting pitchers

Game 1: Max Scherzer
Game 2: Jacob deGrom
Game 3: TBD

For now, the Mets have Scherzer as the Game 1 starter and we don’t know who will go the rest of the way. Chances are Chris Bassitt will pitch in Game 2 if the Mets win Game 1. If the Mets lose Game 1, there’s a chance manager Buck Showalter goes right to Jacob deGrom. The idea is to save deGrom for the NLDS vs. the Dodgers and pitch the ace in Game 1.

Padres starting pitchers

Game 1: Yu Darvish
Game 2: Blake Snell
Game 3: TBD

The Padres will turn to the NL Pitcher of the Month for September, Darvish, in Game 1. He posted a 1.85 ERA across six outings last month and finished this season 16-8 with a 3.10 ERA and 197 strikeouts. Snell earned the Game 2 gig thanks to a fantastic second half. Over his previous 17 starts (98.2 innings), Snell struck out 133 batters and had a 2.53 ERA. The Padres have yet to announce their Game 3 starter, but Joe Musgrove will likely get the call.