Jacob deGrom OK as fans give big exhale


The club had planned for deGrom to start Monday, but they've changed their mind. That MRI has come back: Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports that it was clean, and that deGrom has no ligament damage.

Mickey Callaway announced before tonight's game that Jacob deGrom will make his scheduled start against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night, as detailed by John Healy of the New York Daily News.

deGrom has a 3-0 record with a 1.87 ERA in seven starts this season.

Jacob received an MRI last night and was examined this morning at The Hospital for Special Surgery in NY. "I feel good today". But deGrom said he felt similar discomfort in the past after swinging and missing, without dire consequences. On Wednesday, he pitched four scorless innings, allowing two hits, striking out six and extending his scoreless innings streak to 18 1/3.

DeGrom says he "erred on the side of precaution" by coming out of Wednesday's game with the score 0-0.

Sharks-Golden Knights Sums
Tuch pushed the lead to 4-0 with an exquisite tip over Jones' glove at 8:36 of the third, while ending the night for Jones. Neal has experienced deep playoff runs, making it to the Stanley Cup Finals a year ago with the Nashville Predators.

For the Mets to be successful, Jacob deGrom must be healthy.

"I've been injured before in the spot it was in, so I wasn't as anxious", he said.

The Mets have not decided yet whether they will promote a starting pitcher from the minors for Monday's game or use relief pitchers.

While deGrom was not available to reporters in the clubhouse Saturday afternoon, he joked Thursday he would solve the issue by not swinging and missing - though he said he wouldn't stop taking batting practice. "Looking back, I probably should have taken the pitch and struck out".