The New York Mets rotation has been marvelous in 2022 so far: it is perhaps the biggest reason why the team has a 21-10 record and has looked so dominant most of the time.
The most amazing part of it all is that the unit has been finding enormous success without the best pitcher on the planet, Jacob deGrom.
But led by Max Scherzer and with a few rebounds and breakouts, the staff is currently boasting a 3.04 ERA, the fifth-lowest in MLB.
But deGrom, who would be a stellar reinforcement for any staff, just took a monumental step forward in his recovery.
He has been out of action since spring training while nursing a stress reaction on his right scapula.
The latest report we had on him said that he wasn’t cleared to throw after his latest MRI, but he was doing strengthening exercises.
He Is Finally Over His Injury And Will Need To Ramp Up
Now, we can firmly say that he is healed from his ailment, as Mike Puma of the New York Post reported that he has already started throwing.
“Jacob deGrom update: He recently started throwing and has extended to 60 feet at light intensity. He will undergo further imaging on his right scapula in about a week,” Puma tweeted on Wednesday.
Jacob deGrom update: He recently started throwing and has extended to 60 feet at light intensity. He will undergo further imaging on his right scapula in about a week.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) May 10, 2022
It’s excellent news, and the rich could get richer in about a month or a month and a half.
It’s believed that deGrom, the winner of the NL Cy Young award in 2018 and 2019, could be back by mid-June if he has no setbacks,
The stellar right-hander posted a microscopic 1.08 ERA in 92 innings last year, with an incredible 45.1 percent strikeout rate.
The fact he is throwing again is a monumental win.
Now, the Mets will allow him the time he needs to get in baseball form.