Jacob deGrom
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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom was pulled after just one incredible 45-pitch inning during his comeback start after short DL stint.

After missing one start after a short DL stint, Jacob deGrom was back on the mound on Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia to take on the NL East-rival Phillies.

He surrendered no runs yet forced to exit the game after just one-inning pitched. How in the world can that happen without injury?

The New York Mets ace was forced to throw a ridiculous 45 pitches in that scoreless first inning and the club decided to play it safe with their ace after a rain delay pushed the start back a bit.

With all circumstances involved—rain delay, coming off the DL, etc.—Mickey Callaway and company felt it was best to play it safe and pull the Mets ace after that one incredible 45-pitch inning. In addition to 45 pitches, he walked three, relented no hits and struck out two Phillies batters.

Utility infielder Luis Guillorme pinch-hit for deGrom in the top of the second and picked up his first big-league knock.

Robert Gsellman jumped up as Johnny on the spot for his buddy and threw three innings of scoreless ball.

The score currently stands at 3-1 Phillies in the top of the seventh inning. Yoenis Cespedes smacked eighth home run of the season in the sixth inning prior to Paul Sewald giving up a three-run shot to Nick Williams a half-frame later.

The Mets look to tie the game with Tommy Hunter now starting fresh in relief of Phillies starter Aaron Nola.

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