There’s no doubt that every New York Mets fan was stunned to hear the news that star pitcher Jacob DeGrom was pulled from his latest debut with an elbow injury.
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No doubt every Mets fan was stunned when they heard the news that star pitcher Jacob DeGrom had been pulled from his latest debut with an elbow injury.
But the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner said there was no need to panic.
“My anxiety level is not very high,” DeGrom said Friday night.
DeGrom passed out with right flexor tendinitis. He tore a ligament in his pitching elbow as a minor leaguer and in 2010 required Tommy John surgery and said “feeling nothing like that.”
“Whenever you say anything elbow to a pitcher, everybody gets nervous about it,” DeGrom said. “But like I said, I do a lot of ligament tests on my own, and doing them, knowing how they feel, is a completely different place.”
DeGrom doesn’t plan to seek out MRIs or other imaging, and he expects to continue with his normal starting routine and pitch the next time his rotation spot arrives.
DeGrom made six shutout innings of a hit ball and scored 10 runs in the 3-2 win over San Diego. He has bowled 22 consecutive no-scoring innings and his 0.56 ERA through 10 starts is the lowest ever by a pitcher, just before Juan Marichal’s 0.59 in 1966.
DeGrom also hit a two-run single and is batting at .400 this season. He has five RBIs, and has allowed only four earned runs.
How Max Schazer is feeling a day after pulling out of a start against San Francisco in which he bowled just 12 pitches.
The three-time Cy Young Award winner said he felt a tremor in his groin area. He said an MRI showed only swelling.
“The good news is it’s not a muscle strain. I really am on a day-to-day basis. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be very mild.”
Scherzer took on legendary leadoff hitter LaMonte Wade Jr. to be dismissed before the game. got out. Washington manager Dave Martinez and trainer Paul Lesser went to the mound to check on Shazer after he threw a 96 mph fastball, which put the count 3-2 on Brandon’s belt.
Scherzer got down and sat down before throwing a pitch in front of Martinez and Lesser, then stretched from side to side. After that warmup throw, Scherzer left.
The right-handed batsman turned 37 the following month, entering the game with a 5-4 record and 2.22 ERA.
“It was much better news than I thought,” Martinez said. “We’re still not out of the woods. We’ll see how he feels tomorrow.”
Padres right-hander Joe Musgrove (4-5, 2.33 ERA) faces Mets right Marcus Strowman (5-4, 2.41) in a performance from experienced pitchers who are with their hometown teams.
Musgrove was traded to San Diego in the off-season and has taken a star turn after growing up in nearby El Cajon, California. He threw the franchise’s first no-hitter in April.
Strowman, from nearby Long Island, has returned to peak form since joining New York during the 2019 season. He is 9-6 with a 3.03 ERA in 23 starts overall with the Mets.
Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Rich Hill looks to keep up his impressive run when facing the 41-year-old Baltimore Orioles. Hill is 4-1 with 0.68 ERA (three earned runs, 39 2/3 innings) in his last seven. This is the lowest ERA by a Rays traditional starter in a seven-start period in franchise history.
Right-hander Kevin Gossman (7-0) is unbeaten on 12 starts and takes an NL-best 1.27 ERA in his outing for the San Francisco Giants at National Park. Eric Fedde (4.35) leaves for Washington.
2009 World Series Rematch
In an unusual Saturday start for only a two-match series, the Yankees defeated right-handed Jameson Tallon (1-4, 5.09) on the Philadelphia mound against Philly’s right-hander Vince Velasquez (2-1, 4.33). Sent in rematch. The number of teams in the 2009 World Series, New York won in six matches.
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