Jacob deGrom (forearm discomfort) did not travel with the #Mets to CIN, but is back with them in ATL. He should start throwing imminently.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 9, 2016
The news comes on the heels of the Mets taking 14 of their last 18 games and prying the second wild-card spot away from the Cardinals heading into the weekend’s action.
With deGrom and Steven Matz on the shelf (not to mention Matt Harvey), the Mets have recently gotten some stellar work from Seth Lugo (3-2, 2.38) and Robert Gsellman (2-1, 2.87). Still, if they can add deGrom to that duo and staff regulars Bartolo Colon and Noah Syndergaard the rest of the way, things are really looking up for the defending NL Champs.
DeGrom, 28, is 7-8 with a 3.04 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 143 strikeouts in 148 innings this season. He’s hit some rough patches, namely with command before he was shut down due to forearm soreness. When he’s on, though, he’s as good as anyone not named Kershaw.
Isn’t it amazing how quickly things can turn in baseball? Just a few weeks ago, the Mets were desperate for good news. Now they just keep getting it.
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / Some good news on the Mets’ injury front as Jacob deGrom ready to start throwing