After spending four seasons in the Mets minor league system where he posted a 30 and 26 record mainly as a starter, Scott Holman was called up to the big club as a September call up in 1980. He made his Major League debut on September 20th pitching one inning of scoreless relief in the Mets 9-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. He would pitch in four games for the Mets in 1980 posting a 1.29 ERA in seven innings.
Scott Holman spent the entire 1981 season pitching for the Jackson Mets, the Mets double A affiliate where he posted a 4 and 9 record in 20 starts. After posting a 10-8 record for the Tidewater Tides, the Mets Triple A affiliate, in 1982 Holman was called back to majors in September. On September 17th, he made his first Major League start against the St Louis Cardinals. Holman pitched four innings and allowed four runs and four hits to suffer the loss. In his next start, he posted his first Major League victory by defeating the Chicago Cubs 5-2. Than in his third start he posted his first complete game victory by defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1. Holman would finish the season with a 2-1 record and 2.36 ERA.
Based in large part to his strong finish to the 1982 season Scott Holman spent the entire 83 season with the Mets splitting time between the starting rotation and the bullpen. Though he posted a respectable 3.74 ERA in 101 innings he finished with a 1-7 record. His only victory came on June 5th when he defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 throwing 8 1/3 innings.
1983 would be his last season in the majors though he did spend two more seasons in the minors. In 43 games for the Mets Scott Holman posted a 3-8 record with 3.34 ERA.
While with the Mets Holman wore number 26 in 1980 and number 28 from 1982-83.