After another positive bullpen session, Jacob deGrom looks poised to return from the injured list and start on Friday night.
Mets manager Mickey Callaway wouldn’t say definitively that deGrom was going to start on Friday, but he did say that he was “on track” to start barring anyone unforeseen setbacks. In reality, Callaway sounded confident that his ace would start, but didn’t want to get ahead of himself.
This is a crisis averted for the Mets. When deGrom went to the injured list with mild soreness and required an MRI, worst case scenarios run through the minds of Mets fans everywhere. Fortunately, this was only a short stint on the IL and deGrom should be back to his old self sooner rather than later.
In five starts this season, the reigning National League Cy Young winner has an ERA of 3.68 and a WHIP of 1.27. These aren’t quite the same ridiculous numbers he put up last season, but they aren’t terrible by any stretch.
After allowing no runs in his first two starts of the season, deGrom was touched up for nine earned runs in his next two starts. Perhaps the short stint on the IL was exactly what he needed to find his groove again.
Barring a setback, deGrom will square off with the Milwaukee Brewers at 7:10 p.m. Citi Field. Chase Anderson is the probable starter for Milwaukee.