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    WASHINGTON — Jacob deGrom’s statistics suggest he is losing on the judges’ scorecards, but there is still a chance for a 12th-round knockout punch. The Mets ace will get that opportunity at Nationals Park, in his final start of the season. DeGrom, in his bid for a third straight National League Cy Young award, needs excellence. Left unclear is when that start will come. The Mets were postponed Friday because of weather, setting up a Saturday doubleheader in which Rick Porcello will start one game. But there was a possibility deGrom’s scheduled Saturday start would get bumped to Sunday if the Mets are eliminated from postseason consideration. They will enter the day still alive, after the Padres beat the Giants...
    New York Mets: Jacob deGrom has four rivals in the Cy Young race By: Andres Chavez ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Mets depend on a miracle to advance to the playoffs in the shortened 2020 MLB season. They can’t lose anymore and other teams in the race would have to lose, which makes it even more complicated. What they do have, even if it doesn’t represent such an appealing consolation prize to the Mets’ fanbase, is a firm Cy Young candidate. Jacob deGrom has the resume to fight for his third consecutive award, something that only Greg Maddux and Randy Johnson have achieved in the history of the game. On Monday, deGrom pitched seven innings...
    Jacob deGrom was hamstrung once again Monday night. Make no mistake, the right-hander’s leg appeared better after he departed his previous start early with hamstring discomfort, but deGrom’s chances of true success — carrying the Mets to a needed victory — were hampered by a slumbering lineup. The Fat Lady is clearing her throat, ready to belt out a rendition of “Meet the Mets,” following a 2-1 loss to the Rays at Citi Field that left the Mets three games behind in the NL wild-card race with six remaining. DeGrom matched a career high with 14 strikeouts on a night he was allowed to remain in the game to throw 112 pitches over seven innings. He allowed two earned runs...
    Jacob deGrom was hamstrung once again Monday night. Make no mistake, the right-hander’s leg appeared better after he departed his previous start early with hamstring discomfort, but deGrom’s chances of true success — carrying the Mets to a needed victory — were hampered by a slumbering lineup. The Fat Lady is clearing her throat, ready to belt out a rendition of “Meet the Mets,” following a 2-1 loss to the Rays at Citi Field that left the Mets three games behind in the NL wild-card race with six remaining. DeGrom matched a career high with 14 strikeouts on a night he was allowed to remain in the game to throw 112 pitches over seven innings. He allowed two earned runs...
    Jacob deGrom almost threw an immaculate inning for the Mets. In a perfect world for a pitcher, one inning would be over and done with in just nine straight strikes. This is the almost the reality in which New York Mets ace and two-time Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom operates. On Monday night against the Tampa Bay Rays, deGrom opened the first inning with three quick outs and nine strikes in just 10 total pitches. Basically, he was one pitch away from throwing an immaculate inning of nine straight strikes. Jacob deGroms First Inning. Imagine being this good at anything. ???? pic.twitter.com/AZSKZMCTrK — Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) September 21, 2020 Jacob deGrom looks like he’s ready for another Cy Young awardAs...
    New York Mets Series Preview: Tampa Bay Rays (9/21-9/23) By: Daniel Marcillo ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Mets try to hold on to their small hopes of making the postseason as they take on the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-game series. The Rays are the best team in the American League, and the Mets need a sweep to keep their chances alive. Probable Pitching Matchups: Monday, (9/21) @ 7:10 p.m. ET: Pete Fairbanks (5-3, 2.74 ERA) vs. Jacob deGrom (4-1, 2.08 ERA) Tuesday, (9/22) @ 7:10 p.m. ET: Blake Snell (4-1, 3.05 ERA) vs. Seth Lugo (2-3, 4.34 ERA) Wednesday, (9/23) @ 7:10 p.m. ET: Tyler Glasnow (4-1, 4.21 ERA) vs. TBA If the...
    The biggest concern is keeping the Mets’ miniscule postseason chances alive, but Jacob deGrom will also have a National League Cy Young Award race to consider. DeGrom will return to the mound Monday night against the Rays, after he was somewhat knocked around in his previous start, which concluded with him leaving the mound with a right hamstring spasm. The Mets ace will enter play sixth in the NL with a 2.09 ERA. That number sat at 1.69 last week in Philadelphia before he allowed three earned runs over two innings and then departed with the hammy issue. Corbin Burnes, Trevor Bauer and Yu Darvish are among the pitchers deGrom is chasing with two starts remaining. Bauer leads the...
    The biggest concern is keeping the Mets’ miniscule postseason chances alive, but Jacob deGrom will also have a National League Cy Young Award race to consider. DeGrom will return to the mound Monday night against the Rays, after he was somewhat knocked around in his previous start, which concluded with him leaving the mound with a right hamstring spasm. The Mets ace will enter play sixth in the NL with a 2.09 ERA. That number sat at 1.69 last week in Philadelphia before he allowed three earned runs over two innings and then departed with the hammy issue. Corbin Burnes, Trevor Bauer and Yu Darvish are among the pitchers deGrom is chasing with two starts remaining. Bauer leads the NL...
    New York Mets: Jacob deGrom is ‘good to go’ and will take the ball on Monday By: Andres Chavez September 20, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditNew 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,...
    Though Rick Porcello has endured the worst season of his career in his first year with the Mets, manager Luis Rojas has at least been able to count on the former Cy Young winner to be ready to take the ball. Most importantly, Jacob deGrom is healthy enough, too. While Porcello (1-5, 6.06 ERA) will start Sunday’s series finale against the Braves at Citi Field, deGrom will open Monday’s home game against the Rays after leaving his most recent start with a spasm in his right hamstring. DeGrom (4-1, 2.09 ERA), who was pulled from Wednesday’s game against the Phillies after two innings because of the hamstring issue, told Rojas he was ready to make his next start following a...
    New York Mets: Here’s the latest update on Jacob deGrom’s health By: Andres Chavez September 17, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Mets came back from the dead and turned a 4-0 deficit into a 5-4 victory against the Philadelphia Phillies last night. Had the Mets lost, their chances of advancing to the postseason would have been severely damaged. But they won, and while they aren’t in particularly good shape, they are still alive. Jacob deGrom, the New York Mets’ ace and Cy Young Award candidate, had to leave yesterday’s start after just two innings while dealing with a right hamstring spasm. The issue sounds minor, but it is not 100% confirmed that he will...
    New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom left his start against the Philadelphia Phillies after two innings Wednesday night with a right hamstring spasm. He exited after a surprisingly rough two innings that could put a wrinkle in his bid for a third straight NL Cy Young Award. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The right-hander, who struck out 12 Phillies on Sept. 6, was pulled after only 40 pitches and one strikeout. He allowed three runs, pushing his ERA back over 2.00 at 2.09, and appeared to spike a water bottle in frustration in the dugout after a brief chat with pitching coach Jeremy Hefner and trainer Brian Chicklo. Hefner visited deGrom on the mound in the second...
    Michael Wacha has pitched the Mets out of loads of video games this season. However on Wednesday evening, his proper arm enabled them to rally for arguably their largest win of the season. Known as upon in aid of ailing ace Jacob deGrom, the previous Cardinal delivered his finest outing as a Met, holding down the Phillies and laying the muse for a come-from-behind, 5-Four win in Philadelphia that snapped a three-game dropping streak. Wacha delivered 4 innings of one-run ball, permitting 5 hits and placing out three after deGrom left following the primary two frames attributable to a proper hamstring spasm. He yielded Jean Segura’s sixth residence run of the season within the third, however nothing else, pitching...
    Michael Wacha has pitched the Mets out of plenty of games this season. But on Wednesday night, his right arm enabled them to rally for arguably their biggest win of the season. Called upon in relief of ailing ace Jacob deGrom, the former Cardinal delivered his best outing as a Met, holding down the Phillies and laying the foundation for a come-from-behind, 5-4 win in Philadelphia that snapped a three-game losing streak. Wacha delivered four innings of one-run ball, allowing five hits and striking out three after deGrom left following the first two frames due to a right hamstring spasm. He yielded Jean Segura’s sixth home run of the season in the third, but nothing else, pitching around...
    PHILADELPHIA — Jacob deGrom’s bid for a Cy Young Award three-peat took a double hit Wednesday night. First, the Mets ace — with some shaky defense as a culprit — allowed three earned runs against the Phillies over two innings. Then he departed the game with what the team called a right hamstring spasm. Through it all the Mets rallied, overcoming an early four-run deficit to snap a three-game skid with a 5-4 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park to help their thin postseason chances. In two innings, deGrom allowed three earned runs on four hits with one strikeout and one walk. He began the night as the NL leader with a 1.69 ERA, but that number had...
    PHILADELPHIA — Jacob deGrom’s bid for a Cy Younger Award three-peat took a double hit Wednesday night time. First, the Mets ace — with some shaky protection as a wrongdoer — allowed three earned runs in opposition to the Phillies over two innings. Then he departed the sport with what the crew known as a proper hamstring spasm. Via it all of the Mets rallied, overcoming an early four-run deficit to snap a three-game skid with a 5-Four victory over the Phillies at Residents Financial institution Park to assist their skinny postseason probabilities. In two innings, deGrom allowed three earned runs on 4 hits with one strikeout and one stroll. He started the night time because the NL chief...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom left his start against the Philadelphia Phillies after two innings Wednesday night with a right hamstring spasm. He exited after a surprisingly rough two innings that could put a wrinkle in his bid for a third straight NL Cy Young Award. The right-hander, who struck out 12 Phillies on Sept. 6, was pulled after only 40 pitches and one strikeout. He allowed three runs, pushing his ERA back over 2.00 at 2.09, and appeared to spike a water bottle in frustration in the dugout after a brief chat with pitching coach Jeremy Hefner and trainer Brian Chicklo. Hefner visited deGrom on the mound in the second inning when he allowed all...
    The New York Mets ace and NL Cy Young favorite was pulled from Wednesday’s game due to an undisclosed ailment. Entering Wednesday night, the New York Mets sat 2.5 games behind the San Francisco Giants for the eighth and final MLB postseason spot on the National League side of the bracket. With the truncated campaign less than two weeks from being over, Mets faithful breathed a sigh of relief knowing that ace Jacob deGrom was pitching on the mound against the rival Philadelphia Phillies. Surely nothing would go wrong, right? After surrendering three runs in the second inning, deGrom was seen talking to pitching coach Jeremy Hefner and athletic trainer Brian Chicklo in the dugout. During the interaction, deGrom angrily...
    PHILADELPHIA – Jacob deGrom’s bid for a Cy Young award three-peat took a double hit Wednesday night. First, the Mets ace – with some shaky defense as a chief culprit – allowed three runs against the Phillies over two innings. Then he departed the game with an apparent injury. Michael Wacha entered to begin the third inning, after deGrom was spotted on the Mets bench speaking with team trainer Brian Chicklo. In two innings, deGrom allowed three earned runs on four hits with one strikeout and one walk. He began the night as the major league leader with a 1.69 ERA, but that number had jumped to 2.09 by his departure. Andrew Knapp’s shot off Dominic Smith’s glove for...
    PHILADELPHIA – Jacob deGrom’s bid for a Cy Young award three-peat took a double hit Wednesday night. First, the Mets ace – with some shaky defense as a chief culprit – allowed three runs against the Phillies over two innings. Then he departed the game with an apparent injury. Michael Wacha entered to begin the third inning, after deGrom was spotted on the Mets bench speaking with team trainer Brian Chicklo. In two innings, deGrom allowed three earned runs on four hits with one strikeout and one walk. He began the night as the major league leader with a 1.69 ERA, but that number had jumped to 2.09 by his departure. Andrew Knapp’s shot off Dominic Smith’s glove for a...
    PHILADELPHIA — Trevor Bauer and Yu Darvish are lurking, awaiting any Jacob deGrom misstep. By this point in the last two Septembers, deGrom’s chances of winning the National League Cy Young Award were already extremely tilted in his favor. If deGrom has the edge in this condensed season, it isn’t as pronounced. The Mets ace will get the ball Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park, with a NL-leading 1.67 ERA. Behind him are Bauer (1.71) and Darvish, who has a 2.00 mark after giving up three earned runs to the Indians on Tuesday. Bauer was leading the NL in WHIP (0.81) to deGrom’s (0.87). Bauer’s 83 strikeouts were four ahead of deGrom, who is attempting to join Greg Maddux and...
    PHILADELPHIA — Trevor Bauer and Yu Darvish are lurking, awaiting any Jacob deGrom misstep. By this level within the final two Septembers, deGrom’s probabilities of profitable the Nationwide League Cy Younger Award had been already extraordinarily tilted in his favor. If deGrom has the sting on this condensed season, it isn’t as pronounced. The Mets ace will get the ball Wednesday evening at Residents Financial institution Park, with a NL-leading 1.67 ERA. Behind him are Bauer (1.71) and Darvish, who has a 2.00 mark after giving up three earned runs to the Indians on Tuesday. Bauer was main the NL in WHIP (0.81) to deGrom’s (0.87). Bauer’s 83 strikeouts had been 4 forward of deGrom, who’s making an attempt...
    Thirteen games remain, at the conclusion of which the Mets will either be shut out from the playoffs for the fourth straight year or somehow invited to the postseason tournament. A team with high-end pieces such as Jacob deGrom, Michael Conforto and Dominic Smith shouldn’t be such a long shot, especially in an expanded playoff format that will include eight teams in each league, but here are the Mets at 21-26 and probably needing something in the neighborhood of a 10-3 finish to have a shot. Mathematically, it’s possible. But anybody who has watched this inconsistent crew for the first 47 games might find the notion of “Mets” and “playoffs” in the same sentence as confounding. Here are five questions...
    BUFFALO — Jacob deGrom is a spoiled man when it comes to run support. Those words have seldom been uttered before and may never be again, but in the present they hold true for the Mets ace. As deGrom pursues a third straight National League Cy Young award, the lineup around him continues to sizzle. Friday night that meant another Mets performance of at least two touchdowns in a deGrom start, as they pounded the Blue Jays 18-1 at Sahlen Field. With deGrom on the mound last Sunday, the Mets scored 14 runs in a victory over the Phillies, hitting five home runs. The Mets, who began play two games behind the Marlins for the NL’s second wild-card spot, won...
    The 2020 Toy Hall of Fame finalists are in. Among the 12: sidewalk chalk, Bingo, Lite-Brite, Risk, Sorry! and Yahtzee. Games that shaped the young impressionable Stitches that failed to make the cut: Toddler Texas Hold ’Em, WinPlaceShow and Pete Rose’s Baseball Board game (ages 5 and up). Don’t be Buffaloed, New York! Jets are upstate this weekend. So are the Mets. The Amazin’s will play in Buffalo for the first time. Jacob deGrom (3-1, 1.69 ERA) has been deBest player on deMets three years running and has the hardware to prove it. K count reached 70 last week after phanning 12 Phillies. The Blue Jays throw Chase Anderson (0-0, 4.94 ERA) in the series opener. He’s coming off...
    The 2020 Toy Hall of Fame finalists are in. Among the 12: sidewalk chalk, Bingo, Lite-Brite, Risk, Sorry! and Yahtzee. Games that shaped the young impressionable Stitches that failed to make the cut: Toddler Texas Hold ’Em, WinPlaceShow and Pete Rose’s Baseball Board game (ages 5 and up). Don’t be Buffaloed, New York! Jets are upstate this weekend. So are the Mets. The Amazin’s will play in Buffalo for the first time. Jacob deGrom (3-1, 1.69 ERA) has been deBest player on deMets three years running and has the hardware to prove it. K count reached 70 last week after phanning 12 Phillies. The Blue Jays throw Chase Anderson (0-0, 4.94 ERA) in the series opener. He’s coming off his...
    Jacob deGrom is the pitching Mike Trout. We are watching genius wasted by organizations unable to build championship contenders despite being gifted the head start of someone who is the best at what they do. Trout has played three playoff games in a decade, none of them wins. One postseason appearance for the best player of his generation and no signs from the 2020 Angels — even in an expanded playoff era — that they are close to becoming an October presence, much less a staple. DeGrom, at least, has the run to the 2015 World Series and the 2016 wild card, the latter a one-and-done in which he did not start. Since then, he has ascended from excellent to...
    The Mets have left themselves little margin for error in their attempt to make the postseason, so their plan to give Jacob deGrom extra rest by taking advantage of off days is over, at least for now. DeGrom is slated to start again Friday, five days after his last outing. For much of the abbreviated season, the Mets preferred to have the right-hander pitch every fifth game. Before the Mets’ 11-2 loss to the Orioles at Citi Field, manager Luis Rojas said the plan “as of now” was to start Rick Porcello Wednesday, with deGrom going Friday following Thursday’s off day. Seth Lugo would go Saturday. If the Mets stick with that plan, which was hatched, according to Rojas, by...
    The Mets have left themselves little margin for error of their try to make the postseason, so their plan to provide Jacob deGrom further relaxation by profiting from off days is over, at the least for now. DeGrom is slated to start out once more Friday, 5 days after his final outing. For a lot of the abbreviated season, the Mets most well-liked to have the right-hander pitch each fifth sport. Earlier than the Mets’ 11-2 loss to the Orioles at Citi Discipline, supervisor Luis Rojas mentioned the plan “as of now” was to start out Rick Porcello Wednesday, with deGrom going Friday following Thursday’s off day. Seth Lugo would go Saturday. If the Mets keep on with that...
    New York Mets’ Jacob deGrom has a great chance of winning his third straight Cy, but has one big threat By: Andres Chavez September 8, 2020 ShareShareTweetThe 2020 MLB season may have been, at least so far, a total disappointment for the New York Mets as a whole, considering the roster and the expectations. However, for ace Jacob deGrom, it has been nothing different than what he has done in the last few years: dominating. DeGrom, who has given the Mets two consecutive Cy Young Awards in the National League, has filled every box and every stat to be called an early favorite for the award. However, One other pitcher has been every...
    Jacob deGrom has won back-to-back NL Cy Young awards, and he’s done so pretty convincingly. This year he’s up against some stiff competition. The New York Mets actually have a shot to make the postseason with the new playoff expansion this season. Part of the reason they’re in the hunt for a playoff spot is because of their ace, Jacob deGrom. With Noah Syndergaard undergoing Tommy John surgery and Marcus Stroman electing to opt out of the 2020 season, the weight of the entire pitching staff rests on deGrom’s shoulders. Thankfully for the Mets he has not disappointed, and now probably the only thing standing in the way of him and a third straight Cy Young award is probably his...
    What do you make of the truth that, in Jacob deGrom’s first begin following the dying of Tom Seaver, his ERA wound up at 1.69? Even should you’re not the religious kind, you could concede the apparent: It means the Mets’ present ace possesses an excellent probability of matching the three Cy Younger awards collected by the franchise’s all-time ace. It means, buckle up for a enjoyable September with this pitcher and this workforce, regardless of whether or not they can replicate the miracle achieved by Seaver and the Mets in 1969. “The primary objective is to place us in place to win,” deGrom mentioned Sunday, after he dominated the Phillies en path to a 14-1 Mets victory at...
    What do you make of the fact that, in Jacob deGrom’s first start following the death of Tom Seaver, his ERA wound up at 1.69? Even if you’re not the spiritual type, you must concede the obvious: It means the Mets’ current ace possesses a good chance of matching the three Cy Young awards collected by the franchise’s all-time ace. It means, buckle up for a fun September with this pitcher and this team, no matter whether they can replicate the miracle accomplished by Seaver and the Mets in 1969. “The main goal is to put us in position to win,” deGrom said Sunday, after he dominated the Phillies en route to a 14-1 Mets victory at Citi Field, “and...
    Three weeks from Monday the Mets will either be preparing for a National League playoff series or cleaning out lockers to begin their offseason. Whether they reach October will hinge largely upon starting pitching, with the bullpen also hardly immune from worry. The lineup is by far the least of the Mets’ concerns. A fruitful offensive stretch continued Sunday with a 17-hit beatdown that gave the Mets their fourth victory in five games, 14-1 over the Phillies at Citi Field. Dominic Smith and Pete Alonso were the hitting stars. Smith’s contribution was a 4-for-5 performance with three RBIs and Alonso blasted two homers. Jeff McNeil, Brandon Nimmo and Wilson Ramos also homered, ensuring the Mets wouldn’t waste another terrific Jacob...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom struck out 12 over seven innings, Aaron Nola was let down by lackluster defense and the New York Mets poured it on with a season-best 17 hits in a 14-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Pete Alonso homered twice, Jeff McNeil hit his first shot of the season, and Brandon Nimmo and Wilson Ramos also went deep for the Mets, who have won four of five. Dominic Smith had a career-high four hits, matched a franchise record with three doubles and drove in three. DeGrom (3-1) allowed three hits and two walks while lowering his ERA to 1.69. With three weeks left in this pandemic-shortened regular season, the two-time reigning NL Cy...
    I was set up! Wanted to take Authentic in the Derby, but The Post’s pony picker Vic CangiaPelosi told me he has no chance. … Didn’t lose. When Thousand Words found out he was the Stitch pick, he literally flipped and was scratched. Aces up at Citi Field on Sunday. Aaron Nola (4-2, 2.45 ERA, 57 Ks) vs. Jacob deGrom (2-1, 1.76 ERA, 58Ks). We had the Phillies on Friday night, when they won for the 10th time in 11 games. Nola two-hit the Nationals over eight innings in his most recent start. DeGrom, a career 68-50, has managed to win back-to-back Cy Youngs even though the Metamucils historically offer little offensive or defensive support. Allowed one run...
    I was set up! Wanted to take Authentic in the Derby, but The Post’s pony picker Vic CangiaPelosi told me he has no chance. … Didn’t lose. When Thousand Words found out he was the Stitch pick, he literally flipped and was scratched. Aces up at Citi Field on Sunday. Aaron Nola (4-2, 2.45 ERA, 57 Ks) vs. Jacob deGrom (2-1, 1.76 ERA, 58Ks). We had the Phillies on Friday night, when they won for the 10th time in 11 games. Nola two-hit the Nationals over eight innings in his most recent start. DeGrom, a career 68-50, has managed to win back-to-back Cy Youngs even though the Metamucils historically offer little offensive or defensive support. Allowed one run to...
    Jacob deGrom got knocked around in a sense Monday, but it was difficult to pin all of the Mets’ latest letdown on the team ace. Pete Alonso’s error, which led to three unearned runs, and a continued lack of crispness from the lineup were also contributing factors in a 5-3 loss to the Marlins that extended the Mets’ losing streak to four games. Still, deGrom must shoulder some of the blame for a sixth inning in which he surrendered four runs, allowing the Marlins to take charge of the game. Overall, the Mets ace allowed four hits in the frame, even as his ERA dropped to 1.70 for the season. Robinson Cano’s scorching bat got the Mets closer in...
    The Mets’ bullpen strikes again as Jacob deGrom gets yet another no-decision By: Andres Chavez August 27, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Mets: Bullpen Takes deGrom’s Win in Weird 5-4 Victory ShareTweet0 SharesAnother game, another Jacob deGrom start with a no-decision for the hurler, even though the New York Mets‘ best pitcher only allowed an earned run and struck out 14 batters. It happened on Wednesday night against the Miami Marlins, and the bullpen blew another lead only to be rescued by the offense a few moments later. The Mets were up 4-1 after seven innings, but deGrom left, and Justin Wilson and Edwin Diaz surrendered the lead. They ended up winning 5-4, thanks to...
    From the empty stadiums to the increased rosters, the seven-inning doubleheaders to the extra-inning rule, the COVID-19-forced postponements to players opting out, nothing about this shortened season is normal. For the Mets, there is one exception: When No. 48 takes the ball. Then it feels like any other season. He puts up zeroes. He provides brilliance and gets little help. Either the offense doesn’t support him or the bullpen lets him down. Wednesday night was just the latest example. A day after an ugly doubleheader sweep by the Marlins, Jacob deGrom delivered seven dominant innings and left with a three-run lead. Three relievers blew it, the second time in as many starts he’s left ahead and didn’t get the...
    The Mets are scheduled to play five games against the Yankees this weekend, but Jacob deGrom is unlikely to pitch in any of them. Coming back from the COVID-19-induced layoff, manager Luis Rojas opted to start Rick Porcello and Seth Lugo in Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Marlins and then go to deGrom on Wednesday. DeGrom most recent start was last Wednesday in Miami, but had his routine disrupted when the Mets shut down baseball activities Thursday after learning of two positive COVID-19 cases on the team. He wasn’t able to throw off the mound again until Monday at Citi Field. “Jake wants to throw all the time,” Rojas said. “He told me he could have gone today, but it’s good...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets’ best-case scenario looks to be coming to fruition.  The two-time defending NL Cy Young Award winner will head back to the mound on Wednesday for his regularly-scheduled start against the Miami Marlins after missing his previous outing on Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies due to neck tightness.  DeGrom threw a bullpen session Monday without any issues in Miami to get the green light. “After seeing the [side session], he just needs to show up,” Mets manager Luis Rojas said. “He looked really good.” The decision to scratch deGrom was initially described as precautionary, especially given...
    Their ace is returning, but another member of the Mets rotation remained in limbo Monday. Jacob deGrom threw a bullpen session at Marlins Park, after which manager Luis Rojas declared the right-handed fit to start Wednesday’s game against Miami. The prognosis wasn’t as clear for Steven Matz, who still could be skipped in the rotation due to his recent struggles. DeGrom, the two-time defending National League Cy Young Award winner, had battled neck stiffness in recent days that scratched him from his Friday start in Philadelphia. “After seeing his side session, he just needs to show up,” Rojas said before the Mets opened a four-game series against the Marlins. “He looked really good.” The Mets needed that good news following...
    PHILADELPHIA — This a lot is evident within the Mets’ muddled rotation: Robert Gsellman and David Peterson are scheduled to pitch the following two nights in Miami. Past that, there are nonetheless numerous inquiries to be answered, beginning with whether or not Jacob deGrom will get the ball Wednesday. The Mets ace, who was scratched from his final begin with neck tightness, performed catch earlier than his staff’s 6-2 loss to the Phillies at Residents Financial institution Park, however supervisor Luis Rojas later couldn’t conclusively say if deGrom will pitch towards the Marlins. DeGrom would probably need to throw a aspect session Monday to be in play for his Wednesday begin. After which there may be Steven Matz, whose...
    PHILADELPHIA — Five runs for a Jacob deGrom start might have cut it, but forget about it on a night the Mets were forced to test their ultra-thin starting pitching depth yet again. With Jacob deGrom’s neck hurting and the bullpen on fumes from recent activity, team brass saw Walker Lockett as the best option to get the Mets through Friday with a chance to beat the Phillies. Lockett sputtered, the Mets reverted to their old tricks with runners in scoring position and Seth Lugo got tagged in the ninth, surrendering a walk-off RBI single to Bryce Harper in the Mets’ 6-5 loss at Citizens Bank Park. Roman Quinn’s outreached left hand touched home plate just ahead of Wilson Ramos’...
    New York Mets’ Jacob deGrom scratched from start with tight neck By: Andres Chavez August 14, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Mets: Dwight Gooden rips Yoenis Cespedes ShareTweet0 SharesRight-hander Jacob deGrom was supposed to start tonight for the New York Mets against the Philadelphia Phillies, but the team announced that has been scratched. Walker Lockett will take the hill in his place. DeGrom is dealing with a tight neck, which doesn’t sound like an overly serious issue but it was bad enough to keep him from taking the mound in an important intra-division game. The New York Mets certainly preferred to handle the situation with caution before aggravating the injury in any way. ...
    Jacob deGrom has been scratched from Friday’s start and it’s time to worry, Mets fans. The rollercoaster season for the New York Mets continues. Pitcher Marcus Stroman opted out of the 2020 MLB season due to COVID-19 concerns, the bats came to life against the Washington Nationals and outfielder Jeff McNeil suffered left leg injury after colliding into the left-field wall while making a running catch on Thursday. Mets fans were calm entering their game on Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies because ace Jacob deGrom was taking the mound. But now, they’re panicking. deGrom was scratched by the team hours before his start, with many speculating that the cause was a “hot spot” he developed on his middle finger during...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The New York Mets have scratched two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom from his start against the Phillies on Friday. DeGrom says he has neck tightness, but “everything is fine structurally” and he doesn't plan to go on the injury list. The right-hander felt soreness playing catch after his last start. He threw from the mound Thursday and thought he could still pitch the opener of a three-game series in Philadelphia but will skip the outing as a precaution. DeGrom is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA in four starts this season. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom announced that he’s been scratched from his start on Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies because of neck tightness. After that start against Miami I had a bit of neck tightness,” deGrom said. “I didn’t think too much of it, thought it was going to be fine… it kind of lingered throughout the week and I wasn’t able to get off the mound.” A timetable for his return has not been set, but he is hopeful that he can make his next start. However, he noted that it is “to be determined.” “I debated on trying...
    Jacob deGrom won’t take the mound for the Mets on Friday, The Post’s Joel Sherman reports. As per The Post’s Mike Puma, Walker Lockett was told after yesterday’s game to be prepared to go if deGrom couldn’t pitch in Philadelphia. There is no official word on why the 32-year-old righty was scratched from his started against the Phillies. According to Sherman, deGrom developed a “hot spot” on the middle finger of his pitching hand in his last start on Aug. 9. Losing deGrom, 2-0 on the season with a 2.45 ERA, for any length would be a major blow to a decimated rotation. The Mets lost Noah Syndergaard to an UCL injury during training camp, while No. 3 starter...
    This season is doubling as a torture chamber for pitchers. So when a contingent of Mets, including trainer Brian Chicklo, huddled around Jacob deGrom in the second inning, you could imagine Citi Field would have been as quiet with a full house as the cardboard cutout fans were. DeGrom literally showed Chicklo the middle finger on his right hand. The ace would say after a 4-2 Mets victory over the Marlins that he had more of a “hot spot” than a blister and would declare himself available every fifth day. But you see how precarious this season is for the Mets — a season already more than one-quarter over if MLB is fortunate enough to complete 60 games. Early Sunday...
    This season is doubling as a torture chamber for pitchers. So when a contingent of Mets, including trainer Brian Chicklo, huddled around Jacob deGrom in the second inning, you could imagine Citi Field would have been as quiet with a full house as the cardboard cutout fans were. DeGrom literally showed Chicklo the middle finger on his right hand. The ace would say after a 4-2 Mets victory over the Marlins that he had more of a “hot spot” than a blister and would declare himself available every fifth day. But you see how precarious this season is for the Mets — a season already more than one-quarter over if MLB is fortunate enough to complete 60 games. Early Sunday...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City For the first time this season, the New York Mets (7-9) won a series by taking Sunday afternoon’s rubber game, 4-2, over the Miami Marlins (7-3). Jacob deGrom was not at his best — escaping trouble and injury concerns — but still managed to pick up his second-consecutive victory by allowing two runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and two walks over five innings of work. It’s just the sixth time since the beginning of 2018 that the two-time defending NL Cy Young Award has won consecutive games. Much of that had to do with the dynamic play of rookie...
    New York Mets’ ace Jacob deGrom has added velocity at an unparalleled rate By: Andres Chavez August 8, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Mets: Late Comeback Wasn’t Enough in 4-3 Loss ShareTweet0 SharesThese days, it is not uncommon for pitchers to unlock more velocity either by exercising their boudy and bulking up or by making mechanical tweaks to their deliveries. However, the specific case of New York Mets‘ ace Jacob deGrom has no precedents in the major leagues: he has added five miles per hour (mph) to his four-seam fastball since the 2016 campaign, which is utterly impressive. For the Mets, having deGrom as their ace is a blessing. For the rest of the league,...
    New York Mets Series Preview: Miami Marlins (8/7-8/9) By: Daniel Marcillo August 7, 2020 PrevPreviousWatch New York Mets’ star “mic’d up” in video series “On First with Pete Alonso” NextNew York Mets: Late Comeback Wasn’t Enough in 4-3 LossNext ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Mets return to Citi Field after an off day to play the first-place Miami Marlins. At 6-1, the Marlins have had plenty of games postponed due to their COVID-19 outbreak. Despite the hot start, the quarantine period for some of their players will be a lot to overcome. Probable Pitching Matchups Friday, (8/7) @ 7:10 p.m. ET: Humberto Mejia (MLB Debut) vs. Michael Wacha (1-1, 6.00 ERA) Saturday,...
    Jacob deGrom, New York Mets. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Jacob deGrom, the National League’s best pitcher, is only getting better.Good luck trying to hit anything thrown by New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom these days. While the Mets have largely struggled out of the gate, deGrom has been a shining beacon of hope for a National League East franchise down on its luck. The bullpen is leaking about every other night. “The Polar Bear” Pete Alonso is ice cold at the plate. And Yoenis Cespedes ghosted the Mets on Sunday afternoon. All the while, deGrom remains the best pitcher in the NL. In three starts for the Mets this year, deGrom is 1-0 with a 2.12 ERA in 17.0...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Jacob deGrom and run support usually go together like peanut butter and olives or ice cream and anchovies. Over the course of his two-straight National League Cy Young Award-winning seasons, deGrom has had little support from the Mets’ offense, which constantly leaves sterling start after dazzling performance with plenty left to be desired in the win column. Since the start of the 2018 season — the 32-year-old’s first Cy Young campaign — he’s posted a minuscule 2.05 ERA, a WHIP of .932, and a strikeouts-to-walk ration of 5.87. To put it simply, he’s been the best pitcher in baseball over that...
    Jacob deGrom was resulting from get some assist. Wilson Ramos was due to offer it. Ramos arrived at Truist Park on Monday under the Mendoza line, hitless in his earlier seven at-bats and with out an RBI all season. The Mets catcher had only one extra-base hit (double) in 30 plate appearances. He was 0-for-6 with runners in scoring place. He hadn’t homered in 78 at-bats, courting again to final season. Coming off a much-needed day without work Sunday in Atlanta, Ramos returned to the lineup together with his finest sport of the season, going 2-for-Four with three RBIs — together with his first residence run of the season — because the Mets snapped their five-game shedding streak with...
    Jacob deGrom was due to get some support. Wilson Ramos was due to provide it. Ramos arrived at Truist Park on Monday below the Mendoza line, hitless in his previous seven at-bats and without an RBI all season. The Mets catcher had just one extra-base hit (double) in 30 plate appearances. He was 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position. He hadn’t homered in 78 at-bats, dating back to last season. Coming off a much-needed day off Sunday in Atlanta, Ramos returned to the lineup with his best game of the season, going 2-for-4 with three RBIs — including his first home run of the season — as the Mets snapped their five-game losing streak with a 7-2 win over...
    Two of the MLB’s best pitchers will face each other in Atlanta on Monday as Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets will go against Mike Soroka of the Braves. These two squared off just 10 days ago on Opening Day in what was a 1-0 Mets win with neither starter surrendering a run. Both have had success in this divisional rivalry as Soroka has faced the Mets six times since 2018 with a 4-0 record and a 2.27 ERA. DeGrom has been even better in terms of ERA with a 1.90 in 22 starts against the Braves, but has just a 7-7 record to show for it thanks to a lack of run support and a poor bullpen....
    Adios. Yoenis Cespedes was a no-show Sunday. Word is Cespedes, batting .161, is opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID concerns or concerns about playing time that would prevent him from obtaining big bonuses. But insiders tell Stitches that he saw a cardboard cutout of a wild boar in the stands. Amazin! You gotta hand it to the Mets for providing a sense of normalcy in this COVID-19 plagued season. Only the Mets can find a way to shimmy a 162-game-length movie into a 60-game short film. Sort of like watching “Titanic” at double speed. A microcosm. Fans who thought they would be cheated out of a six month disaster? Somehow satisfied after 10 days. Good for...
    Adios. Yoenis Cespedes was a no-show Sunday. Word is Cespedes, batting .161, is opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID concerns or concerns about playing time that would prevent him from obtaining big bonuses. But insiders tell Stitches that he saw a cardboard cutout of a wild boar in the stands. Amazin! You gotta hand it to the Mets for providing a sense of normalcy in this COVID-19 plagued season. Only the Mets can find a way to shimmy a 162-game-length movie into a 60-game short film. Sort of like watching “Titanic” at double speed. A microcosm. Fans who thought they would be cheated out of a six month disaster? Somehow satisfied after 10 days. Good for them....
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 05: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets pitches against the Miami Marlins during their game at Citi Field on August 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Jacob deGrom has one of the most ridiculous sliders ever thrown in baseball. New York Mets‘ starting pitcher Jacob deGrom has 173 starts in his career. He has given up one earned run or less in 81 of those appearances. That’s 46 percent of his starts which is absolutely absurd. How has he done it? Well, he has one of the most powerful pitches in all of baseball. The average major league fastball clocks in at 93.4 MPH, deGrom throws his...
    New York Mets Series Preview: Atlanta Braves (7/31-8/3) By: Daniel Marcillo July 31, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Mets: Vazquez Outslugs the Mets Offense in 4-2 Loss ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Mets head down south to begin a four-game series with their division rival Atlanta Braves. They fell to 3-4 on the season after dropping two straight tough games against the Boston Red Sox. The Braves opened up the season by taking two out of three from the Mets to start the season. Probable Pitching Matchups: Friday (7/31) @ 7:10 p.m. ET: Rick Porcello (0-1, 27.00 ERA) vs. Sean Newcomb (0-0, 2.70 ERA) Saturday (8/1) @ 7:10 p.m. ET: Michael Wacha (1-0, 1.80...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City QUEENS — The pond would run out of water with the number of ducks the New York Mets left on Wednesday night in their 6-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox. With the bases loaded and no outs down two runs in the bottom-of-the-ninth inning, key strikeouts by Michael Conforto and Yoenis Cespedes sandwiched JD Davis’ RBI infield single to stymie the Mets’ rally against Red Sox closer, Brandon Workman, ending with a Robinson Cano lineout to shortstop to end the game. In total, the Mets left 11 men on base in the loss. The Mets’ inability to take advantage of...
    A stiff back briefly interrupted Jacob deGrom’s buildup during spring training 2.0. Only a limited pitch count because of that injury scare could do the same on Opening Day. The two-time reigning Cy Young winner came out firing, looking ready to win a third as he threw five shutout innings Friday in the Mets’ 1-0 win over the Braves at Citi Field. Though he exited early after 72 pitches, deGrom left his mark on the Braves lineup. The right-hander struck out eight, hitting 100 mph multiple times and allowing just one hit — a third-inning, broken-bat dribbler by Ronald Acuna Jr. that squeezed up the middle. “I was just letting it fly and letting the chips fall where they may,”...
    A stiff again briefly interrupted Jacob deGrom’s buildup throughout spring coaching 2.0. Solely a restricted pitch rely due to that damage scare may do the identical on Opening Day. The 2-time reigning Cy Younger winner got here out firing, trying able to win a 3rd as he threw 5 shutout innings Friday within the Mets’ 1-Zero win over the Braves at Citi Area. Although he exited early after 72 pitches, deGrom left his mark on the Braves lineup. The appropriate-hander struck out eight, hitting 100 mph a number of occasions and permitting only one hit — a third-inning, broken-bat dribbler by Ronald Acuna Jr. that squeezed up the center. “I used to be simply letting it fly and letting...
    Marcus Stroman is counting on a quick recovery. A day after he was placed on the injured list with a left calf tear, the Mets right-hander tweeted he’s dealing with a “minor setback” and isn’t concerned. “Not even slightly worried,” Stroman tweeted. “More time consuming than anything. Threw a 55 pitch bullpen on Monday and felt great. Only feel it when jogging and sprinting. However, must be able to run at full speed when competing.” The injury occurred, according to general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, when Stroman took a line drive off his leg during an intrasquad game last Friday and ran to cover first base. But the morning before the scrimmage, Stroman posted a picture of himself playing catch...
    At a time when the Cy Younger race would usually be rounding into kind, Jacob deGrom will lastly begin to defend his throne once more Friday. After shaking off a stiff again throughout spring coaching 2.0, deGrom is ready to take the mound in opposition to the Braves at Citi Area for his second straight Opening Day begin, on the hunt for a 3rd straight Cy Younger. “It’s an honor,” deGrom mentioned this week. “It’s superior to be on the market for the primary recreation. It’s one thing meaning loads and undoubtedly one thing I take pleasure in doing.” Although the rotation round him seems completely different than it did on final yr’s Opening Day — Noah Syndergaard is...
    At a time when the Cy Young race would normally be rounding into form, Jacob deGrom will finally start to defend his throne again Friday. After shaking off a stiff back during spring training 2.0, deGrom is set to take the mound against the Braves at Citi Field for his second straight Opening Day start, on the hunt for a third straight Cy Young. “It’s an honor,” deGrom said this week. “It’s awesome to be out there for the first game. It’s something that means a lot and definitely something I enjoy doing.” Though the rotation around him looks different than it did on last year’s Opening Day — Noah Syndergaard is recovering from Tommy John surgery, Zack Wheeler is...
    At a time when the Cy Young race would normally be rounding into form, Jacob deGrom will finally start to defend his throne again Friday. After shaking off a stiff back during spring training 2.0, deGrom is set to take the mound against the Braves at Citi Field for his second straight Opening Day start, on the hunt for a third straight Cy Young. “It’s an honor,” deGrom said this week. “It’s awesome to be out there for the first game. It’s something that means a lot and definitely something I enjoy doing.” Though the rotation around him looks different than it did on last year’s Opening Day — Noah Syndergaard is recovering from Tommy John surgery, Zack Wheeler is...
    The 2020 baseball season, if it finishes, will go down as The Year of the Pandemic. The Year of the Sprint. The Year of the Unseemly Battle Over Finances. The Year of the Ace? Hard to see it. Except for one timeless reality: Whichever team’s pitchers throw like aces in October, those guys possess an excellent chance to win the whole thing. “Just look at what a number one pitcher like Jacob deGrom said: A Cy Young Award wouldn’t mean as much,” said ESPN commentator Rick Sutcliffe, who won the 1984 National League Cy Young Award. “But a World Series ring will.” The Mets’ deGrom, as you know, will try to win a third straight NL Cy Young Award, joining...
    The 2020 baseball season, if it finishes, will go down as The Year of the Pandemic. The Year of the Sprint. The Year of the Unseemly Battle Over Finances. The Year of the Ace? Hard to see it. Except for one timeless reality: Whichever team’s pitchers throw like aces in October, those guys possess an excellent chance to win the whole thing. “Just look at what a number one pitcher like Jacob deGrom said: A Cy Young Award wouldn’t mean as much,” said ESPN commentator Rick Sutcliffe, who won the 1984 National League Cy Young Award. “But a World Series ring will.” The Mets’ deGrom, as you know, will try to win a third straight NL Cy Young Award, joining...
    Rewind to early March, when life still seemed mostly normal and the countdown was underway to the Mets opening the 2020 season. At the time, the Mets didn’t resemble a team that was an obvious favorite in the NL East, but likewise it was hard to say they shouldn’t compete for first place. The lineup and rotation looked solid, with legitimate questions that needed to be answered about the bullpen. A three-month shutdown of the sport due to the coronavirus outbreak — with a labor dispute adding to the layoff — has left us with a 60-game sprint to determine playoff teams. The biggest winner might be a projected basement dweller such as the Marlins, given the fickle nature of...
    Current ESPN analyst and Hall of Fame Braves third baseman Chipper Jones, who was a Mets villain for years, discusses with Post columnist Steve Serby how MLB will tackle the pandemic and gives his insights on the New York teams and stars ahead of the season starting Thursday. Q: How would you have handled all the adjustments players are having to make this season? A: You do what you gotta do. This is some circumstances none of us ever thought we would have to live through. If I were still playing, obviously there would be a decision to be made as to whether I would play or not. I’ve got seven children here at the house, I’ve got 70-year-old...
    Jacob deGrom knows a repeat of last season won’t be good enough. Not with a 60-game schedule. He can’t afford to get off to a slow start again. “I don’t like giving up runs and I lost some sleep over some starts [from early last year],” he said on Tuesday, referring to a three-start stretch when he allowed 14 earned runs in 13 innings and suffered three straight losses. “Definitely in a 60-game [season], you’re going to feel a little bit more pressure. You only get so many times out there and you feel like you need to be on your game every time.” DeGrom had enough time to rebound and win his second straight Cy Young Award. This year,...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City New York Mets manager Luis Rojas wants to see more from slugger Yoenis Cespedes before putting him in the outfield during Major League Baseball’s 60-game regular season. “There are some things we’ve yet to see in the outfield,” Rojas said. “We’re comfortable with what we’ve seen so far.” The initial general consensus heading into the truncated 2020 season was that Cespedes would be the Mets’ go-to designated hitter after the National League was able to adopt the rule for just this year.  But the veteran left fielder has been getting looks at his natural position, including a three-inning stint on Sunday...