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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Mets Injury Update: Jacob deGrom to start Saturday

By on 8/23/2014 06:15:00 AM

Michael J. Fensom of The Star-Ledger is reporting that the pain in Jacob deGrom's shoulder is gone and he is set to return to the New York Mets' rotation on Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

As one of the bright spots of the Mets season thus far, deGrom has exceeded all expectations. While many of the other young Mets starters have come into the to rotation with a higher profile, deGrom has gone from a virtual unknown to a budding star.

Through his first 16 starts this year, the 26-year-old right hander has been one of the team's best pitchers. He has racked up 12 quality starts, while having a 1.39 July ERA.

His overall numbers are just as impressive.  He has a 6-5 record with a 2.87 ERA.

He looks to finish off the season with a strong finish in hopes to solidify his spot on next year's staff.  If Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler are healthy, deGrom's rise to stardom could quickly turn them into a contender.  

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  1. Ju'Queveland "A'ight" MorrisAugust 23, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    The Mets will not contend unless they win enough games. What good is holding the opposition to 3 runs if you only score 1 or 2? If these pitchers are not throwing shutouts every time the Mets chances of contending become imaginary. Baseball involves offense, defense and pitching. Not any one thing exclusively. A 1.11 ERA is fantastic, except if you have the Mets offense behind you refusing to score.