Jacob deGrom's bullpen session after the MRI disaster. #LGM pic.twitter.com/Rfq1qV8nX1
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New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom gets through his scheduled bullpen session on Monday following the non-MRI disaster of last week.
The world is still intact; Jacob deGrom threw a full bullpen session on Monday without incident.
The New York Mets ace averted further headline disaster with the progress made on Monday in New York. Prior to the ‘pen session, deGrom tossed the ball in the outfield, making it three consecutive days that the prized righty has thrown.
Dr. David Altchek was expected to exam deGrom’s elbow on Monday. Initially, the announced MRI from last week was also expected to happen on Monday, but it was instead skipped after the Cy Young Award-winner felt much better on Saturday.
deGrom, 30, deploys a 3.68 ERA and 1.273 WHIP to go along with 36 strikeouts in 22 innings pitched thus far in 2019. His first two starts were dominant as opposed to his last two which showcased an uncharacteristically vulnerable deGrom.
On Friday, Mets fandom had suddenly fallen with the news that deGrom’s elbow was “barking” and that an MRI was imminent. Eventually, the 10-day IL served as the only precaution both deGrom and the organization needed to proceed.
On Sunday in St. Louis, deGrom said his elbow “felt completely normal.”
Jacob deGrom’s club, the New York Mets, begin a three-game slate against the Philadelphia Phillies in Queen on Monday night. First pitch is slated for 7:10 p.m. ET from Citi Field.
Brodie Van Wagenen announced that Jacob deGrom’s MRI came back “clean” on Monday prior to his team’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies, via Danny Abriano and John Healy of SNY.
“As we all know, Jake was battling strep throat,” Van Wagenen said. “His body was feeling achy throughout. He felt muscle discomfort all over his body, but with the arm you always want to be extra cautious and take a couple of days — (he) felt good. And for Jacob, he’s very routine-oriented and when he was not able to throw on his regular routine, we felt like better to get it checked out and make sure he can resume activities.”