Mets considering skipping Jacob deGrom on Tuesday
The Mets young core of starting pitching has begun to struggle, and Terry Collins has hinted that fatigue has set in which is a cause for their uneven performances.
The Mets have already skipped Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard at points over the last month, and now that Jacob deGrom has begun to struggle, Terry Collins said on Friday the club is considering skipping his next scheduled start on Tuesday against the Braves.
As of now, deGrom has not been informed he’s being skipped, so the decision is clearly not finalized.
Presumably, the Mets will wait to see how they do against the Yankees this weekend, coupled with how the Nationals do against the Marlins before finalizing the decision.
Earlier this week, Terry Collins emphasized the importance for the Mets to have deGrom pitching as long as the games are meaningful down the stretch of the season.
But Sandy Alderson has recently said the club would like to skip deGrom if possible over the final couple of weeks of the season, not because he has an innings limit but to get him a breather.
DeGrom is 13-8 with a 2.64 ERA in 181 innings in 2015, although he has a 6.41 ERA in his last five starts. The 181 innings are the most innings he’s thrown in his professional career.