New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom left his start against the Atlanta Braves after just four innings with what appears to be an injury.
Here we go again. Worse yet, here we go again with the most reliable individual, this time around.
New York Mets fans have suffered through starting pitcher injuries through the years. The likes of Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz have all found themselves on the shelf. Now, it appears to be Jacob deGrom’s time for a scare.
After pitching four innings consisting of just 46 pitches, deGrom left his start against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night at Citi Field for undisclosed reasons. The Mets are remaining tight-lipped on the situation, but as he was walking towards the dugout after the top half of the fourth, the frustration on his face was apparent.
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Replays of his at-bat in the third show replays of deGrom wincing in pain as he swung.
Later on, SNY’s Gary Cohen made the announcement that deGrom is suffering from a hyperextended right elbow.
Aside from the obvious long-term ramifications, the short-term is also a tough pill to swallow. deGrom was cruising in this important NL East contest against the young Braves. In those four innings, the short-haired ace relented no runs on just two hits while striking out six batters. The man has been the de facto ace of the staff for the first place team up to this point.
Should Atlanta beat New York on this suddenly sour night, sole-possession of first place in the division officially changes hands.