The Mets just cannot catch a break. They announced Sunday that Jacob deGrom will miss his next start because of shoulder soreness. He will be dispatched to New York to meet with the team’s crack medical staff.
“I’m calm about it,” deGrom said according to ESPN New York. “I don’t think it’s anything serious. I can probably go out there and pitch with it right now, but I think just talking to them, at this time of the year, it’s not really worth pushing it. If I can skip one [start] and be 100% and let it calm down, I think that’s what they kind of talked about.”
deGrom said the problem began during his start Friday against the Nationals.
“I just felt a little something after the last start and gave them a heads up. So they said let’s just try to skip one and go from there,” he said. “I haven’t felt anything all year. I think it’s a little inflamed or something. I think I’ll be fine.”
Let’s hope and pray he’s right. Jacob deGrom might be the only player worth watching on the Mets as they play out the rest of the season. But let’s wait until we reach for the remote or the cyanide).