NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29: Pitcher Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets walks out to the bullpen before his start against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field on August 29, 2019 in New York City. The Cubs defeated the Mets 4-1.
(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Bad news for the Mets.

The New York Mets announced late Tuesday afternoon that their ace, Jacob deGrom, is scratched from his start in St. Louis because of tightness in his side.

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Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.