Mets right-hander Tylor Megill's parents explain story behind spelling of his name

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Tylor Megill pitching in Mets home uniform
Tylor Megill pitching in Mets home uniform

Looks like we finally have some backstory info on Tylor Megill's first name.

During Monday's 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers, SNY's Steve Gelbs spoke with Megill's parents in their seats at Citi Field, and the two explained what went into the interesting spelling choice for their son's name.

"Well, we had Trevor with an 'O-R' and we wanted 'Tyler' to have the same thing," Kevin Megill said. "They both have the same initial, J, as my middle initial starts with a J, and just figured we would stick with that.

"Tylor just asked everybody to spell out the 'O-R.' He loves it."

Megill's brother, Trevor, made his pitching debut for the Chicago Cubs in April -- something that Kevin said is "dreams to reality."

Tylor's start in the majors for the Mets over the last couple of weeks has been nothing but a resounding success so far.

Tylor made his pitching debut on June 23 and has totaled 14.1 innings on the mound since. Over his first three appearances as a Met, Megill has a 3.77 ERA stemming from six earned runs on 10 hits, while also striking out 19 and walking six.

"It's been amazing, it's been a lifelong dream of ours," their mother, Julie, said on getting to see her sons play.

"It's really as simple as it gets," Kevin said. "They put in so much hard work and they've earned everything they've done. ...Just blessed."