As the New York Mets battle for their playoff lives (albeit with little time remaining to do so), they can at least do so with the news that ace pitcher Jacob deGrom is on the mend.
On Wednesday, MLB insider Jon Heyman reported that deGrom’s latest MRI looked “great”. As a result, the Mets plan is to ramp him back up with the hopes of getting him back on the mound too.
DeGrom has not pitched since July due to his current arm injury. But he was on pace for an absolutely historic season before going on the disabled list.
In 15 starts this season, deGrom is 7-2 with 146 strikes outs, one shutout and a whopping 1.08 earned run average. But injuries cost him numerous starts before his latest arm injury.
Jacob deGrom MRI looked “great.” The Mets plan to ramp him back up now.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 25, 2021
The New York Mets are current 61-64, roughly seven games out of first place in the NL East and 16 games out of the final Wild Card spot. While having deGrom back would be nice, at this point it probably wouldn’t amount to much.
Nevertheless, it would be reassuring for Mets fans to see their ace pitcher back on the mound at least one more time. deGrom has been best player on the team for several years now, and seeing him finish the season strong would be a huge boost to their offseason confidence.
Should the Mets try hard to get deGrom back on the mound quickly, or should they let him rest for the remainder?