Good news when it comes to the health of the Mets‘ rotation this season has been hard to come by in 2016, but it looks like we have some here on Friday when it comes to right-hander Jacob deGrom.


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.

The Mets open their three-game series against the Braves on Friday. After that, the Mets play three games against the first-place Nationals, but close with 16 games against sub-.500 teams.

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