New York Mets‘ ace Jacob deGrom received some great news this weekend, thinking about his chances of helping the team in its quest for a playoff spot and securing a third straight Cy Youn award in the National League.
The right-hander, who left his last start after just two innings with some issues on his hamstring, will be able to take the ball on Monday in a crucial game for the New York Mets against the AL East leaders Tampa Bay Rays.
If he was forced to miss time, deGrom’s chances of a third consecutive Cy Young would have virtually vanished. Thankfully, that will not be the case. The Mets will now have their ace for two more starts this season, which (they hope) will be a boon to their chances of taking one of the Wild Card spots. They are currently 2.5 games out of a place in October baseball.
The Mets will have their star pitcher back
By throwing bullpen sessions on Friday and Saturday at Citi Field, the Mets’ most prominent pitcher was declared ready for the last week of the 2020 regular season.
What he suffered was deemed as hamstring spams. He said he felt the ailment the start before the one in which he abandoned early.
“I talked to him and he said, ‘I’m good. I’m good,’” manager Luis Rojas said to MLB.com. “He’s good to go and he’s lined up for Monday.”
The New York Mets are counting on deGrom, who has a 2.09 ERA in 10 starts this year, to keep them in the game tomorrow and then over the weekend in Washington. As far as the Cy Young race is concerned, he will have to impress to boost his chances of winning, because Yu Darvish, Trevor Bauer and Max Fried have all been pitching very well recently.
The Mets will send Rick Porcello on Sunday, deGrom on Monday, and Seth Lugo on Tuesday.