deGrom has been out since the start of the season due to a stress reaction in his right shoulder, but has been making progress in his rehab starts.
Today was potentially his final rehab start.
The good news?
He seems to be on track for his season debut on August 2.
The bad news?
He allowed four runs over four innings.
Mets beat writer Anthony DiComo provided an update on deGrom via Twitter, sharing his line from his final rehab start at Triple-A Syracuse.
Jacob deGrom's line at Syracuse in his fourth rehab start:
4 IP, 2 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 67 pitches.
His two HR included a three-run, opposite-field shot to Drew Waters.
The Mets haven't announced next steps, but Aug. 2 in Washington is a good guess for deGrom's season debut.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 27, 2022
deGrom Completes Fourth Rehab Start
The line may not be very good, but he seems to be checking out just fine after his starts, and if all goes well, all signs point to him making his debut against the Washington Nationals next Tuesday.
deGrom will be a welcome addition to an already very strong starting rotation.
Last year, deGrom went 7-2 with a 1.08 ERA before elbow troubles cut his season short.
However, that all seems like a distant memory now.
While his line from today’s start wasn’t good, he did at least strike out six.
On top of that, his other three rehab starts were quite successful.
In that case, now is the perfect time for the Mets to bring back their ace and get prepared for the stretch run of the season.
This is a team that is looking to reverse its fortunes after a few bad seasons.
Now, they look ready to compete for a World Series and deGrom will be a key factor for them down the stretch as they look to take a shot at a championship.