Megill (3-5) allowed six runs on nine hits and two walks with three strikeouts through three innings, taking the loss in Wednesday's 11-4 defeat to the Cardinals. The bulk of the damage to Megill's line came in the first inning, when the Cardinals sent nine men to the plate and scored five runs. He ran into more trouble in the fourth, as he gave up a home run to Harrison Bader, a double to Jon Lester and a single to Tommy Edman before getting the hook. With this clunker in the books, it might be time to start asking some questions about the 26-year-old's workload. Between stints with Double-A Binghamton, Triple-A Syracuse and the Mets, Megill has worked 121 innings in 2021. That's more frames than he's thrown in a single season at any level in his career. His ERA is starting to show it, too, as it sits at an ugly 7.66 over his last five starts.
Megill (3-4) allowed two runs on four hits and a walk over seven innings Friday, striking out 10 and earning a win over the Yankees. It was a career night for the 6-foot-7 rookie, setting new career bests with seven innings and 10 punchouts. Megill gave up a run on an RBI groundout in the first inning followed by a Joey Gallo solo shot in the second. He settled in and kept the Yankees scoreless for the next five frames and lowered his season ERA to 4.06 through 77.2 innings. He's produced a 23:5 K:BB over his last three outings. Megill is lined up to face the Cardinals at home next week.
Megill (2-4) took the loss in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals, giving up four runs on seven hits and a walk over six innings as the Mets fell 4-3. He struck out eight. New York's bullpen got taxed when the matinee went to extra innings, but Megill stepped up and worked the entire nightcap, although his offense couldn't matched its 11-run outburst earlier in the day to reward the right-hander with a win. Megill did tie his career high in strikeouts, and on the year the rookie sports a 4.20 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 78:19 K:BB through 70.2 innings.
Megill (2-3) allowed two runs on a hit and three walks with five strikeouts in five innings, earning the win over Washington on Sunday. The only damage on Megill's line came in the form of a two-run home run by Josh Bell in the fourth inning. The 26-year-old right-hander has been inconsistent in August, picking up just one win in six starts while allowing four or more runs three times. He has a 4.04 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 70:18 K:BB across 64.2 innings spanning 13 starts overall. Megill lines up for a road rematch in Washington next weekend.
Megill (1-3) allowed seven earned runs on 11 hits and no walks while striking out five across 3.2 innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Giants. Megill allowed four home runs, which accounted for six of the seven earned runs that he was charged with. All four of the long balls were hit by lefties, and homers from hitters of opposite handedness have emerged as a problem for Megill. Of the 11 homers he's surrendered this season, nine have come from hitters who are left-handed. While Megill had a string of several impressive starts to begin his big-league career, he's now allowed four or more earned runs in three of his last five starts, inflating his ERA to 4.07 across 59.2 innings.
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